Meet the world’s most advanced, life-sized burn evaluation system. 

Fires are unpredictable, so to test Nomex® for the hazards you face, DuPont™ turns to Thermo-Man®. Developed by DuPont and the US Air Force, Thermo-Man® is the world’s most advanced life-size thermal burn injury evaluation system - a test mannequin that uses skin model software to predict burn injuries. Thermo-Man®, which simulates a "worst-case" scenario, has become an industry standard, ISO13506. Many testing houses have consequently modelled their own proprietary test manikins based on DuPont™ Thermo-Man®. 

Our five Thermo-Man® units, based across the globe, are each equipped with 122 heat sensors and dressed in test garments to demonstrate the heat and flame resistance and durability that only Nomex® can deliver in a simulated flash fire. Most units are mobile to meet the needs of our end-users directly.


See Thermo-Man® in action.


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See how flame-resistant garments perform under a variety of test conditions and the predicted burn injury associated with each.