Day in and day out, firefighter apparel made with DuPont™ Nomex® fiber helps protect those who put their lives on the line.
Nomex® is a revolutionary heat- and flame-resistant fiber. When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® captures more energy in the fabric, helping give wearers valuable extra seconds of protection.
Nomex® also helps make firefighter apparel more comfortable by enabling the highest level of protection at the lowest possible weight. And with its higher air permeability, Nomex® helps reduce heat stress. What’s more, heat and flame protection is inherent to Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed out or worn away.
Those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve the best protection available. DuPont collaborates with firefighters and garment manufacturers to develop innovations that are helping improve firefighter safety.