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Car Armoring for Brazil’s Families

Car Armoring for Brazil’s Families

See how we make car armoring affordable and accessible for Brazil’s families.

Cut Test Methods

Cut Test Methods

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.

Understanding Cut Protection

Understanding Cut Protection

When it comes to specifying protective gloves, there are many things to consider.

New ANSI/ISEA 105 Cut Standard

New EN 388 Cut Standard

New Global Standards for Hand Protection

Prevention and control of the Zika virus disease

Prevention and control of the Zika virus disease

This document provides general guidance for the prevention and control of Zika virus disease (ZVD).

Preparing for ISO 16602

Preparing for ISO 16602

Preparing for ISO 16602 offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling involved in these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.

ISO 16602 Overview

ISO 16602 Overview

ISO 16602 overview from DuPont offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling, plus a link to FAQ about these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.

EPA Guidelines

EPA Guidelines

Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.

WEBINAR: Should Your Workers be Wearing Cut-Resistant Sleeves?

WEBINAR: Should Your Workers be Wearing Cut-Resistant Sleeves?

Hopefully by now you understand the importance of work gloves as essential PPE. But did you know that work gloves and protective sleeves are an unbeatable pair – especially in industries where workers’ arms are at a greater risk of injury? Not sure if your workers should be wearing sleeves? Find out by tuning in for our informative webinar.

Webinar: FR Garments: New research uncovers that fabric choice can be the most important factor

ABA Debuts New Xtreme Family of Body Armor Solutions

ABA Debuts New Xtreme Family of Body Armor Solutions

The Safariland Group, teaming with DuPont Protection Technologies, SAATI and TexTech, announced the release of an all-new line of ABA Xtreme body armor solutions for law enforcement.

Lab Safety at University of California

Lab Safety at University of California

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.

Webinar: FR Garments - Launderability and the Impact on Protection

Webinar: How much is your FR garment costing you really

View PDF | FR Garment Comfort: Explaining the Mystery

View PDF | FR Garment Comfort: Explaining the Mystery

This article discusses the complex issue of FR garment comfort, explaining the three pillars of comfort and the importance of conducting a wear trial.

View PDF | The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs. Protection

View PDF | The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs. Protection

Do you choose FR clothing based on compliance or protection? This article explains the importance of choosing FR garments based on specific hazards.

View PDF | Your Safety is Nothing to Experiment With: Got PPE?

View PDF | Your Safety is Nothing to Experiment With: Got PPE?

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.

View PDF | Do I Need Dual Hazard Protection?

Webinar: Burn Injuries - How Much Do They Really Cost?

Thermal Regulations Overview

Thermal Regulations Overview

DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).

What Keeps You Safe?

What Keeps You Safe?

“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.

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 Overview

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.

NFPA 2112 Overview

NFPA 2112 Overview

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.

NFPA 2113 Overview

NFPA 2113 Overview

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 70E® Electric Arc

NFPA 70E® Electric Arc

The NFPA 70E® electric arc flash standard addresses electrical safety–related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways.

2014 FDIC Prize Winner

2014 FDIC Prize Winner

To kick off the “Together We Rise to any Challenge” project, we awarded a station house entertainment system to one of this year’s participants. This year’s winner is Patrick O’Rourke from the Garden City Fire Department in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Patrick.

Webinar: PPE Overview for Automotive Workers

IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®

IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and DuPont started the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors' Club® in 1987. Read about some of the lives personal body armor has saved or search our database of police report excerpts that illustrate some of the amazing ways body armor made the difference between life and death.

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®

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.

Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Protecting Those Who Protect Us

DuPont Protection Technologies and Globe are celebrating an industry milestone by giving back to U.S. fire departments in need.

Who Wears Nomex® Racing Suits

Who Wears Nomex® Racing Suits

Racing professionals like Jeff Gordon, Robert Pressley, Gerhard Berger, and Jos Verstappen wear racing suits and gear made of Nomex® for a variety of reasons: it's lightweight, flexible, breathable, and comfortable. Most importantly, though, it's flame-resistant. And that performance benefit, more than any other, helped saved their lives. Read their testimonials.

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

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.

Flame-Resistant Clothing for Laboratory Work

Flame-Resistant Clothing for Laboratory Work

When working in a laboratory environment where exposure to flame is a hazard, flame-resistant garments help to minimize potential burn injury during short-term and emergency exposure to flame in laboratory work.

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.

Comfort & Heat Stress

Comfort & Heat Stress

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.

Better Protection for Protectors

Better Protection for Protectors

Military and law enforcement need lightweight and flexible body protection, including bullet-resistant vests and helmets for use in stressful environments, to protect those who protect us.

Our Partners

Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

Second Chance® has released its new family of armor solutions – The Summit™ ST. The Summit ST design was developed to offer an all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic package. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers have pioneered the industry in the science of ballistic protection for more than 40 years. By uniting Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® fabrics, Second Chance has created one of the thinnest, most flexible vests available.

Suited for Space

Suited for Space

“Suited for Space,” a DuPont-sponsored Smithsonian exhibition on an extended tour, highlights the history of spacesuits and the importance of many leading DuPont protective materials to space innovation.

About the Project

About the Project

For over 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® have been committed to providing material solutions that help improve the safety of workers—from industrial workers to EMTs and firefighters. ‘Together We Rise to Any Challenge’ was created to help document the life-saving stories of firefighters through a combination of videotaped interviews and individual portraits.

Webinar: Personal Protection and Academic Laboratories

Webinar: Personal Protection and Academic Laboratories

Webinar: Join us as Ken Smith describes the journey that University of California has gone through to protect their students from burn hazards.

NFPA 1994 Overview

NFPA 1994 Overview

NFPA 1994 sets design, certification, and minimum performance requirements for Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, and Nuclear (CBRN) protective ensembles for first responders to incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents, and for first responders exposed to victims or materials during assessment, extrication, rescue, triage, decontamination, treatment, site security, crowd management, and force protection operations at incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents.

NFPA 1992 Overview

NFPA 1992 Overview

NFPA 1992 provides standards for emergency response PPE against liquid splash, particulate materials, and non-carcinogenic vapors in HAZMAT environments.

NFPA 1991 Overview

NFPA 1991 Overview

NFPA 1991 provides minimum levels of protection for emergency response personnel against adverse vapor, liquid splash, and particulate materials in HAZMAT environments.

DuPont Ballistic Lab

DuPont Ballistic Lab

DuPont state-of-the-art ballistic testing laboratories are designed to give our research scientists, engineers, customers, and end users a valuable tool for assessing the reliability of body armor, helmets, or vehicle armor.

DuPont Supports the National Law Enforcement Museum

DuPont Supports the National Law Enforcement Museum

DuPont is proud to honor law enforcement officials through sponsorship and support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

DuPont and Government Collaboration

DuPont and Government Collaboration

DuPont government collaboration connects local and federal institutions with DuPont engineers and scientists, helping to create hundreds of protection, energy, and food solutions. Read about our deep history and how we continue to work alongside the U.S. government to help make the world a safer place.

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