DuPont™ Nomex® – Protection You Deserve
DuPont™ Nomex®, a revolutionary, heat- and flame-resistant fibre, helps provide thermal protection to millions of people and processes worldwide. Firefighters and emergency personnel around the world have relied on flame-resistant turnout gear, EMS wear and accessories made of Nomex® brand fibres for over 40 years.
The fibre that reacts in a crisis
When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric, and giving the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.
Extra seconds of safety : Nomex® fibre helps provide extra seconds of safety due to the fibre thickening, which increases the insulation barrier. Visible proof: after a garment has protected its wearer correctly, it may self-sacrifice when it cools down. This is completely normal.
Heat stress protection : Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to higher air permeability both in new garments, and after washing. Air permeability is important to help the membrane “breathe” in order to reduce body heat.
Performance durability : Nomex® fibre is built to last, helping garments retain their heat and flame protection, mechanical strength and air permeability exceptionally well after being washed, exposed to sunlight or subjected to abrasion.
Lower wear-life costs : Nomex® fibre helps offer the budget-smart solution due to lower wearlife costs. The higher resistance to abrasion that Nomex® offers correlates directly with longer wear life, and lower repair and replacement costs.
Firefighters around the world choose garments made of Nomex® for its thermal protection, durability and cost efficiency.
DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Programme : DuPont certified fabric performance and excellent quality are positives woven into the garments made by the Nomex® Partners in EMEA. Commitment to ethical and environmental principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, as well as customer friendliness make the members of the Nomex® Partner network a select group.
DuPont, together with its Nomex® Partners, work to continuously improve the protective performance of firefighter garments.
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is the answer to those in Europe who seek innovative protective solutions from a trusted value chain. DuPont™ Nomex® Partners, identified with the Nomex® Partner seal, are carefully selected for their commitment to ethical principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, and detailed knowledge of end user needs.
London Fire Brigade Outfits 6,000 with TITAN®
London Fire Brigade is taking advantage of the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth in its selection of a new firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Nomex® Protects Derbyshire firefighters
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service chooses firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® fibres for each of its 826 firefighters.
West Midlands Fire Service
The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has taken delivery of the latest heat and flame protection technology in its selection of a new firefighting turnout gear made of Hainsworth® TITAN fabric that incorporates DuPont™, Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Kits
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service becomes the first in the UK to use the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth for its new fire fighting kit, made of TITAN® fabric which incorporates the renowned fibers DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar®.
Testing Nomex® in Real Conditions
DuPont, in conjunction with its Nomex® Partners, has initiated a new long time test programme for fire protection clothing made of Nomex® fibre. The aim is to evaluate the performance of the latest generation of DuPont™ Nomex® outer gear by ex-firefighters who recreate a multitude of real life simulated conditions in a contained facility.
DuPont™ Nomex® Prevails in Tough Two Year Testing Programme
The official opening of RAGTAL (Regionale Atemschutz-Geräte-Träger-Ausbildungsanlage), the Luxembourg Regional Respiratory Equipment Wearers’ Training Facility, heralded the start of a long-term test on fire protective apparel made of DuPont™ Nomex. Two years on and the first results from the test are now available.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
Nomex Innovation Highlights release
Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.
Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric
Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 (Hall 05-A40). The fabric provides high protection and comfort levels, improving the safety of the wearer by extending escape time in situations when every second counts. The fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont.
New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015
Visitors to the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 will have access to a new, easy order and swift 48h delivery service for selected high quality garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and a show ‘Offer’ with discounts available to make the latest in protection even more affordable.
Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Award at this year’s A+A (Hall 5, Stand A40). The safety, security and health at work international trade fair with congress takes place from 27th October to 30th October 2015 in Düsseldorf.
New DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP
The new Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric includes intelligent Flux Technology. Building on over 40 years of successfully keeping firefighters safe, this new patented outer shell fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont and completes its Nomex® portfolio. Its integrated fabric technology provides extended escape time and gives extra seconds of wearer safety in situations where every second counts.
UK & NYFD firefighters mark 9/11 with golf tournament
Firefighters from UK and New York fire services recently came together for a competitive golf tournament in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives during the September 11th attacks.
Find Britain in your DuPont™ Nomex® turnout gear
Who knew that each time you put on your Nomex® fire fighter turnout gear you might be wearing a little bit of British history? Whilst Nomex®, the fibre that provides the heat and flame protection in turnout gear, is manufactured and distributed the world over, its roots are in Great Britain.
- FEU Conference Round Up
A collaborative approach to Fire and Rescue Services
The first of April 2013 saw the biggest shake up in fire and rescue services in the UK since the Second World War. The transition from eight Scottish regional services into one was the culmination of more than a year of exceptionally hard work from fire and rescue service personnel across Scotland.
Time is of the Essence
Time plays a crucial role in the protection cycle of PPE and so it is important that firefighters consider how their garments behave and interact with the wearer during and after these events to ensure they take the correct course of action and are properly protected.
Nomex® Wash & Care Recommendations
Garments of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can be cleaned by home or industrial laundry or dry cleaning. The following suggestions will help keep your garments looking their best and optimise their wear life.
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