Nomex® Lower Wear-Life Cost | DuPont

For decades, Nomex® fibre has demonstrated its lasting protective performance. As a result, garments made of Nomex® will not only help keep firefighters protected, but also help minimise repairs and maintenance. That means significant cost savings in the long run.


Lifecycle value of Nomex®
The cost effectiveness of protective clothing is largely dependent on durability, so it’s good to know that garments made of Nomex® fibre are built to last. They are developed by manufacturers specifically to give lasting protection and will not lose performance when washed.

Due to superior construction and design, garments made of Nomex® fibre can retain their protective characteristics, heat and flame resistance and air permeability even when they suffer abrasive use, or are exposed to UV light. When you’re protected by Nomex®, you’re protected by decades of proven performance.

Comprehensive protection that lasts
At every stage of production, DuPont takes steps to help maximise protective performance, durability and comfort for the wear life of the firefighter garment.

For instance, special attention is paid to minimising the damaging impact of UV light. Low resistance to sunlight can degrade the wear life of many low-cost garments on the market, making them more expensive in the long run.

Fabrics made of Nomex® also help deliver significantly higher rates of abrasion resistance compared to many other fabrics. This correlates directly with wear life and durability – key concerns for firefighters across Europe.

The bottom line
When added up over time, garments made of Nomex® help ensure longer lasting durable protection and lower total cost of ownership. Even with limited resources, Nomex® fibre helps make smart use of every penny spent, offering a valuable alternative to common low-cost options.

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