Industrial Protective Clothing — For a Job Safely Done
When worker safety comes first, there’s only one name you need to know for superior industrial protective clothing — DuPont.
Our scientists and technicians have created and rigorously tested the materials that help protect against heat, flame and fire, electric arc flash, cut hazards, chemicals, dry particles, lead, asbestos, mold and hazardous aerosols. And there is further innovation to come. Whether you’re in the oil and gas, automotive, chemical, agricultural, food processing, manufacturing, or maintenance business, there’s an industry-leading DuPont solution suited to the job you need to get done.
Learn more below about each DuPont brand’s role in industrial safety.
DuPont™ Nomex® for flame-resistant protection
Garments made of Nomex® fiber are inherently flame-resistant, lighter in weight for increased comfort, and are breathable. Innovative Nomex® fabrics rapidly dissipate sweat through the fabric, helping the wearer feel dry and more comfortable.
Nomex® is a highly cost-effective solution in terms of cost per wear thanks to its exceptional durability. The fabric can also offer additional protection against chemical hazards if it is treated with an appropriate fluorocarbon finish.
DuPont™ Kevlar® for thermal, cut and abrasion protection – plus a comfortable fit
Kevlar® fiber helps manufacturers provide strength at high temperatures, making it ideal for gloves and mittens used in high-heat applications. Kevlar® is inherently flame-resistant and will not melt – unlike nylon, polyester, and polyethylene. In addition to welders and foundry employees, also automotive, steel, glass, and metal workers all over the world trust gloves and apparel made of Kevlar® fiber.
DuPont™ Tyvek® for general industrial protection
Tyvek® helps offer an ideal balance of protection, durability and comfort to employees in industrial applications and contamination control environments, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, automotive and utilities.
DuPont™ Tychem® for comprehensive chemical protection
Tychem® helps protect emergency response personnel and workers in a wide range of industries. Chemical protective clothing made of Tychem® has been tested against a broad range of hazardous chemicals.
DuPont™ ProShield® coveralls for non-hazardous exposure
Coveralls made of ProShield® are designed to help protecti workers against non-hazardous dry particle and light liquid splash applications.
- Merck protecting staff with new DuPont™ Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal chemical protective garment
New Search & Rescue Safety Glove from SEIZ
60,000 members of THW Technisches Hilfswerk (German Urban Search and Rescue Association) are better protected thanks to the new safety glove manufactured by SEIZ that incorporates DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibres.
Ledoux & Tyvek® Coveralls
Purchasing Managers from the French Groupe Ledoux explain why they selected Tyvek® coveralls to protect their workforce.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program
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.
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.
New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort
DuPont has added more innovations to its protective garment range with enhanced design features that offer improved personal protection while ensuring comfort and ease of movement for the wearer.
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
New packaging concept for DuPont™ Tyvek® Classic Xpert can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
DuPont™ Tyvek® Classic Xpert Eco-Pack can have a significantly reduced impact on the environment when compared to its standard packaging format.
DuPont Round Table at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue HQ – Part 2
DuPont hosted a round table debate at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue headquarters to encourage a discussion about topical issues regarding PPE in the Fire and Rescue sector. Part 2 of the debate focuses on breakopen and cost vs. wearlife.
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.
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
Dupont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Iconic Brand, Kevlar®, At A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at on its stand (Hall 05-A40) at A+A 2015.
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.