Every year, industrial fires and electric arcs kill or severely injure hundreds of industrial workers—injuries that could be minimized or avoided altogether if workers were wearing flame-resistant (FR) garments.
Fires are unpredictable. They can last for three, four, five seconds—or longer. A matter of seconds can mean the difference between minor burns and life-threatening injuries. An FR garment helps protect the wearer from the heat and flames of industrial fires and electric arcs. It also provides valuable seconds for escape.
For more than 40 years, protective apparel made from DuPont™ Nomex® brand fiber has helped provide superior thermal protection from flames, industrial fires and electric arcs. The unique molecular structure of Nomex® makes it inherently flame resistant. Manufacturers use Nomex® in their garments to help protect workers in the electric utility, industrial electric and petrochemical industries. Professional firefighters, race car drivers, U.S. military personnel and NASA astronauts also wear garments made with Nomex® fiber.
Nomex® fiber helps garment manufacturers provide outstanding thermal performance because Nomex®:
Garments made of Nomex® provide an outstanding wear life and can contribute to bottom-line savings by being:
Nomex® enables garments that are:
Garments made with Nomex®:
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