INFORMATION & IDEAS
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.
DuPont™ Kevlar® has incrementally evolved since its invention by Stephanie Kwolek in 1965. At that time, a vest made of ballistic nylon weighed significantly more and offered about half the protection of today's vests made with Kevlar®.
Globe Manufacturing Company's founders established the turnout gear category more than a century ago, and then revolutionized it by including both DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fibers.