Helping Improve Firefighter Gear in China
DuPont believes that global challenges require local solutions. To protect firefighters in China, DuPont partnered with local Chinese manufacturer, U.protec, to help improve the design and functionality of emergency uniforms in China by incorporating Nomex®.
Lin Riuhuang is a firefighter in the Second Squadron of the Special Police Unit in Shenzhen, a city in Guangdong. Lin has been in many dangerous situations. In around 2010, his squadron was equipped with new firefighter suits created by U.protec using DuPont™ Nomex®.
Nowadays Lin’s squadron responds to five or six fire emergencies a week around Shenzhen. He feels much safer in his new uniform. “If our clothing and equipment aren’t well designed, we can’t protect ourselves, which means we can’t protect others,” he says.
- CHALLENGE: Protection
- Industry: Firefighter Safety
- Location: Shenzhen, China
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