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
Dupont™ Thermo-Man® in Flash Fire Demonstrations
Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors, which is dressed in test garments and then totally engulfed into flames generated by propane gas burners.
"Dupont celebrates 50th Anniversary of the iconic brand, Kevlar®, at Interschutz 2015"
DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at Interschutz 2015.
Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric
Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at Interschutz 2015
"DuPont unveils single layer, triple-threat protection garment Tychem® ThermoPro at Interschutz 2015"
DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro offers firefighters, and those involved in the emergency response to chemical incidents with a risk of flash fire, a new form of protection that combines the chemical protection of DuPont™ Tychem® fabric and flame and arc flash protection of Nomex® fiber in a single garment.
Dupont™ Nomex® Garment Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at Interschutz 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award at this year’s Interschutz show
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.
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® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme
The DuPont™ Nomex® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme is a carefully-selected network of EMEA customer-oriented felt producers and bag manufacturers whose felt/bags pass stringent quality control of DuPont and who are empowered to provide ideal products and services to asphalt, cement and metal industries.
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
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Oil and Gas Personal Protective Equipment
- Nomex® for Utilities
- Nomex® Arc Flash Protection
- Nomex® for Metal Work and Foundries
- Nomex® With High-Visibility Properties
- Personal Protection in the Petrochemical and Chemical Industry
- Flame Resistant Clothing
- Bodyshop - Personal Protective Equipment
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal