Innovative Solution Expands Nomex® into New Areas of Thermal Protection with new DuPont™ Nomex® MHP. Nomex® MHP fabrics offers inherent, multi-hazard protection that can help keep wearers safe from a variety of thermal hazards, including heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes in hazardous industrial areas. Nomex® MHP gives workers a clear choice for superior multi-hazard protection, proven comfort and market leading durability.
Nomex® XF is a unique material that helps protect aluminum fuselage aircraft by providing a robust, durable and lightweight flame barrier that can help prevent outside fire from penetrating an aircraft cabin, allowing passengers additional time to escape such a hazard. It can also help prevent flame propagation so that aircraft insulation will not spread fire.
For more than 70 years, DuPont has developed leading-edge technology for the fiber and textile industry. The DuPont™ Sorona® fiber applications team continues that legacy by demonstrating the value Sorona® fiber brings to three additional apparel segments – seamless, insulation and comfort stretch fiber.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences, today announced that DuPont™ Sorona® has received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 Certification from Oeko-Tex® and the Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute. Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is certified for use in fiber applications for textiles (apparel, home, office, and automotive interiors) and for carpet (residential, commercial and automotive including mats).
DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is one of the first 11 products approved to use the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) new product label on certified biobased products. The announcement was made by U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan at the biobased product meeting held here.
DuPont Biomaterials Combines Bio-Based Technology Expertise with Strategic Customer Partnerships to Expand Sustainable, High-Performing Fabric Options
DuPont Industrial Biosciences today announced at Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor the addition of two new carpet manufacturers to its growing Sorona® fiber value chain, expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific market. Jiangxi Huateng Carpet Industrial Park Co., Ltd. (CTTCC), and Weihai Shanhua Carpet Group Co., Ltd., both leaders in commercial carpet design and manufacturing, have integrated DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer, a patented DuPont fiber technology, into their carpet offerings.
DuPont Protection Technologies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards. This year’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) award was bestowed to Techplast, a company based in Poland, for their innovative use of Kevlar® in SAFER® ultra-light composite cylinders.
Protected by the durability, flexibility and lightweight strength of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers, Fiber-Line has launched a new portfolio of cable components for broadband communications and above-ground installations.
DuPont and LION have collaborated on a new offering for firefighters and first responders: gear that protects, from the inside-out with the most advanced blends of DuPont™ Kevlar® filament and DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® staple. LION, a global leader in protective gear for first responders, was the first company to adopt new Kevlar® products in blends with Nomex® to provide maximum protection.
To expand its portfolio of high-performance protection materials and to complement existing and new DuPont™ Kevlar® technologies, DuPont has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of BAE Systems Tensylon High Performance Materials, Inc., and has purchased a minority share in Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
As excitement around New York Fashion Week begins to stir, DuPont™ Sorona® fiber takes its front row seat by announcing a new design collaboration with women’s fashion brand Cushnie et Ochs, which is showcasing conceptual designs made with DuPont™ Sorona® down its runway today. The design duo used fabrics enhanced with Sorona® to create five pieces that will appeal to fashion frontrunners.
DuPont opened its latest ballistics testing facility at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India.