Fight the Heat with Flame Resistant Clothing
Industrial workers rely on flame resistant clothing made from leading DuPont brands.
You can’t predict when a fire or electrical hazard will occur or how intense it will be. With so many unknowns, workers that are exposed to flame, fire, and electric arc hazards rely on flame resistant clothing made from DuPont brands. Our portfolio includes Nomex® fiber for fire protection, Protera® fabric for arc flash protection, and Kevlar® fiber for gloves that are resistant to high temperatures — We believe that just meeting standards isn’t enough, so we rigorously test our materials against a wide variety of scenarios, always working to help manufacturers make their protective apparel and accessories stronger, more durable, and safer. In fact, we go beyond basic test methods and test Nomex® in 4- and 5-second fires to give workers those valuable extra seconds of protection. Safety has been a core value at DuPont for more than 200 years and we’ll continue to innovate and focus on safety for many more.
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.
Flash Fire Hazard Case History
A refinery worker flash fire experience showcases how inherently flame-resistant DuPont™ Nomex® fiber can help save lives.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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.
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.
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.
- Cut Test Methods
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.
- Lab Safety at University of California
- Webinar: FR Garments - Launderability and the Impact on Protection
- View PDF | FR Garment Comfort: Explaining the Mystery
- View PDF | The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs. Protection
- View PDF | Your Safety is Nothing to Experiment With: Got PPE?
- View PDF | Do I Need Dual Hazard Protection?
- Webinar: Burn Injuries - How Much Do They Really Cost?
Industrial Personal Protection
For over 40 years, our scientists, engineers, and technicians have addressed the world’s safety needs with the best in technologies and innovations. Learn how industrial protection solutions from DuPont can help safeguard people.