INFORMATION & IDEAS
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.
Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.
Kalrez® parts last longer and seal more effectively than other elastomers due to their exceptional heat resistance. Even after long-term exposure up to 327°C, they retain elasticity and recovery properties better than other high temperature elastomers.
NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.
NFPA 2112, the standard on flame-resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire, provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel.
Zytel® PLUS nylon has the ability to retain properties after heat aging or long term exposure to hot oil and hot water, allows longer part service time, better reliability, and invites more opportunity to replace costly metals or specialty polymers to reduce part cost and lower mass.
DuPont™ Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.
anvisgroup of Bad Soden-Salmünster, Germany, working in cooperation with Volkswagen, has developed the first catalytic converter bracket for cars to be made from an engineering thermoplastic.
DuPont™ Zytel® HTN was the material of choice for Woco Industrietechnik GmbH during the development of a pneumatic switchover unit which is exposed to high internal pressures. It is used in air suspension systems from Continental Automotive Systems.
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
Review the various cut test methods used by regional and global standards groups to rate the level of cut protection of gloves and other accessories.
DuPont offers a wide range of heat resistant plastics to replace metal, ceramics and other polymers in uses from automotive engines to oil and gas production.
A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.
DuPont has a portfolio of chemical resistant elastomers and thermoplastics to match a broad spectrum of challenges – from aggressive automotive fuels to custom industrial equipment.
DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.
This article discusses the complex issue of FR garment comfort, explaining the three pillars of comfort and the importance of conducting a wear trial.
Do you choose FR clothing based on compliance or protection? This article explains the importance of choosing FR garments based on specific hazards.
This article discusses various aspects of the University of California’s journey to address personal protection across its network of labs on its many campuses. Highlights of the article include key milestones and benefits.
For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.
The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.