Firefighters around the world choose firefighter apparel made with Nomex® fiber for its superior flame resistance and heat and heat stress protection that can’t be washed out or worn away.
Firefighters and military pilots aren’t the only ones who rely on the inherent heat and flame resistance of Nomex®. It’s a material of choice for a wide range of uses and applications that are essential to our way of life.
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® brand aramid fiber is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable.
Whenever thermal protection is needed, only one fiber comes to mind — Nomex®. For over 40 years, workers across industries have relied on the inherently flame-resistant properties of Nomex® to help keep them safe from the hazards they face on the job.
DuPont’s commitment to safety stands at 6’1” and is covered with 122 heat sensors. Thermo-Man® is one of the most advanced thermal burn injury evaluation devices in the world and helps DuPont test the performance of flame-resistant garments.