Nomex® Thermal Protection for Industrial Workers
DuPont recommends using the following five selection criteria when choosing the most appropriate thermal protection material for industrial workers:
1: CE Marks, Norms and Regulations
DuPont™ Nomex® offers a level of thermal protection for industrial workers that meets or exceeds the norms.
2: Protection Performance
Nomex® is inherently flame-resistant due to its specific molecular structure. Its thermal protection performance cannot be affected by washing, abrasion or exposure to heat. PPE made of Nomex® help provide superior protection against:
- Heat and Flame
- Heat of an Electric Arc
- Metal Splashes
- Chemical Splashes
- Static Electric Discharge Hazard
- Low Visibility Hazard
3: Wearer Comfort
DuPont helps translate ergonomic needs into wearer benefits, to help making protective work wear as attractive and comfortable as street wear, whilst still addressing stringent protection standards. The following factors make a big difference:
4: Cost Effectiveness
DuPont™ Nomex® is a highly cost-effective solution in terms of cost per wear thanks to its exceptional durability. Suitable for home or industrial laundry, garments made of Nomex® fibre can retain their inherent benefits throughout many washes. Find out how you can save with Nomex® .
5: Peace of Mind
Nomex® is made by DuPont, a recognised world leader in the field of safety and protective apparel. Within the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program, DuPont works in close collaboration with carefully selected European partners to deliver high quality Nomex® solutions and maximum protection.
Nomex® ProVis is a yellow, high visibility personal protection fabric from DuPont, which offers inherent protection from heat, flame and electric arc. Nomex® ProVis fabric is compliant with the requirements of the European Standard EN 471 for high-visibility fabrics.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®
In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting Nomex® Production
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.
Nomex® Garment Weight Benefits
Typical protective fabrics made of Nomex® fibres can be up to 40% lighter than cotton and cotton-blended fabrics which were treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits
Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.
Nomex® Label Program
The DuPont™ Nomex® Label Program assists European customers in identification and providing a quality mark from reputable suppliers they can trust to offer products with Nomex®.
Electric Static Discharge Protection Nomex®
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can lead to the generation of sparks with energy levels sufficient to ignite possible surrounding vapours, aerosols of flammable liquids or dust particles, leading to an explosion.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Oil and Gas Personal Protective Equipment
- Nomex® for Utilities
- Nomex® Arc Flash Protection
- Nomex® With High-Visibility Properties
- Personal Protection in the Petrochemical and Chemical Industry
- Nomex® for Metal Work and Foundries
- Bodyshop - Personal Protective Equipment
- Flame Resistant Clothing
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal