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DuPont™ Nomex®

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DuPont™ Nomex®

DuPont™ Nomex® Brand Fiber Provides Lightweight, Heat and Flame-Resistant Solutions

When you think of DuPont™ Nomex®, you probably think of firefighter apparel. But the inherent protection of Nomex® is relied on by people and processes in a wide range of applications around the world.

In addition to the more than three million firefighters worldwide who are protected by apparel made with Nomex®, there are millions of other people around the globe, including military personnel, police officers, auto racing teams and industrial workers, who rely on the inherent heat and flame resistant properties and durability of Nomex® fiber to help keep them safe from the everyday hazards they face on the job.

DuPont™ Nomex® also plays a critical role in helping to protect and improve the performance of a wide variety of things that are essential to our way of life, such as mass transit vehicles, wind turbine systems, aircraft components, electrical transformers and automotive components.

Firefighter Apparel Made with Nomex®–Trusted Worldwide

Day in and day out, firefighter apparel made with DuPont™ Nomex® fiber helps protect those who put their lives on the line

Why is Nomex® fiber an ideal choice for firefighter apparel? Nomex® is a revolutionary, heat- and flame-resistant fiber that reacts in an emergency. When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric, helping to give the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.

What’s more, Nomex® helps manufacturers make firefighter apparel more comfortable. In fact, it can enable the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection. And, with its higher air permeability, Nomex® helps reduce heat stress.

Heat and flame protection is inherent to the Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed or worn away.

Those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve the best protection available. DuPont continues to collaborate with firefighters and garment manufacturers to develop innovations that will help improve firefighter safety.

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