Nomex® Fabric: Proven Protection for Military and Police

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For police officers and military personnel, reporting for duty can mean exposure to many threats, including flash fires and explosions. DuPont™ Nomex® fabric helps provide uniforms with proven protection against intense heat and flames.

Nomex® fiber in military and police uniforms can help save the lives of those who protect our way of life when they encounter exploding munitions, fire bombs, flash fires, electrical arcs and other sources of intense heat and flames.

What makes Nomex® fabric unique? Nomex® is a revolutionary, heat- and flame-resistant fiber that reacts in a crisis. When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric—giving the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection.

Heat and flame resistance are built into Nomex® fiber—they can’t be washed out or worn away. What’s more, Nomex® won’t melt, drip or support combustion.

Nomex® fabric also plays a key role in helping make military and police uniforms more comfortable. It features the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection; breathability for reduced heat stress; the ability to wick away moisture; and durability to perform in a wide range of conditions.