Nomex® Knowledge Center
Welcome to the Nomex® FR Apparel Knowledge Center
Here you will find helpful information and valuable insights from the experts at DuPont™ Nomex®.
We invite you to tap into our expertise to learn more about a wide variety of topics, such as the complex issue of FR garment comfort or the important distinction between FR compliance and protection.
Whether you prefer to view webinars, read articles or watch videos, this is the place for you! And be sure to visit often because we will be posting new information to the Nomex® Knowledge Center on a regular basis.
FR Comfort Resources
FR Protection Resources
Dual Hazard Protection
The 3 Second Myth
- FR Compliance vs. Protection: An Important Distinction (article)
- The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs Protection (webinar slides )
- The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs Protection (recorded webinar)
Lab Coat Safety
- Lab Safety – University of California (article)
- Your Safety in Nothing to Experiment With – Got PPE? (webinar slides)
- Your Safety in Nothing to Experiment With – Got PPE? (recorded webinar)
Costs of FR Protection
- How much is your FR garment costing you really? (webinar slides)
- How much is your FR garment costing you really? (recorded webinar)
- Burn Injury Costs (webinar slides)
- Burn Injury Costs (recorded webinar)
- Launderability and Impact on Protection (webinar slides)
- Launderability and Impact on Protection (recorded webinar)
- FR PPE Fabric Choice Criteria and End User Importance (webinar slides)
- FR PPE Fabric Choice Criteria and End User Importance (recorded webinar)
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Nomex® & Kevlar® Firefighter Apparel
- Nomex® Military
Nomex® XF Flame Barrier
Nomex® XF is a unique material that helps protect aluminum fuselage aircraft by providing a robust, durable and lightweight flame barrier that can help prevent outside fire from penetrating an aircraft cabin, allowing passengers additional time to escape such a hazard.
- Arc-Man® Test
Arc Flash Protection Solutions
The DuPont™ Arc-Guide helps companies understand and manage an electrical hazard that is deadly, yet gets frequently overlooked.
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Firefighters
- Molten Metal Man Test
- Nomex® IIIA
- Nomex® MTP
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Military
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Industrial Workers
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Police
INFORMATION & IDEAS
DuPont Launches Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue
Recognising that today’s customers are always looking for quick, simple and convenient solutions, DuPont has launched its new Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue – a dedicated site that showcases a complete range of garments containing Nomex®.
DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP
With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont has announced the launch of the new Nomex® MHP fabric – Multi-Hazard Protection. It represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.
- 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® & the Thermo-Man® Test
DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors dressed in test garments and exposed to a flash fire with temperatures rising up to 1,000°C.
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.
Dupont Launches Next-Generation Multi-Hazard Protection – Nomex® MHP
With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont Nomex® MHP fabric will be on display on the DuPont booth at this year’s A+A (Hall 05-A40). This fabric represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.
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.
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®.
Heraeus Quarzglas Training Workshop
At Heraeus Quarzglas safety at work is a top priority. In addition to safe procedures and protective clothing made of Nomex® fibre, the firm relies on the fact that its employees are trained to be extremely aware of the importance of safe working practices.
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.
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.
Seyntex Multi-Threat Protection
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP 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.
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.
Offshore Rig Evacuation Chutes
Viking Life-Saving Equipment is committed to safety at sea and goes to extraordinary lengths to protect customers from offshore danger. Find out how Viking uses DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibre in offshore-rig evacuation chutes.