Game-changing Firefighter Protection Based on DuPont™ Nomex®
Based on the Nomex® brand that has been trusted by firefighters around the world for more than 50 years, Nomex® Nano and Nomex® Nano Flex are the next generation of flame-resistant (FR) solutions from DuPont. These breakthroughs in firefighter protection represent the future of turnout gear.
Developed to address the growing problem of heat stress, which is now the cause of more firefighter injuries than any other single factor, Nomex® Nano is specifically engineered to be thinner than other advanced FR materials.
Nomex® Nano may provide up to a 40% reduction in thermal liner thickness compared to other advanced liners available today—while providing similar thermal protection performance (TPP).
That means a thermal liner of Nomex® Nano may reduce the weight and bulk of current turnout gear systems, helping to give firefighters increased mobility and better range of motion for reduced heat stress.
Nomex® Nano Flex
Nomex® Nano Flex was developed to help make products like firefighter hoods more protective against particles without compromising comfort.
A highly breathable, FR material with exceptional elasticity and superior particle barrier performance, Nomex® Nano Flex is also thinner and lighter weight than other FR materials.
The addition of Nomex® Nano Flex to a firefighter hood composite structure provides improved particle barrier protection in the neckline and upper jaw area that historically are known to be the most vulnerable and least protected. In fact, it results in up to a 4X increase in particle barrier efficiency.
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