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® Military
- Nomex® & Kevlar® Firefighter Apparel
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® MTP
- Nomex® IIIA
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Military
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Industrial Workers
- Nomex® KD Spunlaced Technology
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.
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.
Hot Gas Filtration Cement Industry
In the cement industry, DuPont™ Nomex® KD helps provide better filtration and dust retention, with greater reliability at lower energy and material costs.
Nomex® for Hot Gas Filtration
DuPont™ Nomex® spunlaced filter helps to dramatically reduce lead particle emissions in a glass industry production filter.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.