Racing Suits with Nomex® — Protection at 200 MPH
Performance and confidence — racing professionals can't have one without the other. That's why they wear racing suits made of DuPont™ Nomex® fiber.
It manages extreme heat, yet still delivers incredible comfort, style, and durability — giving them the performance only Nomex® thermal technology can provide.
Racing suits and apparel made of Nomex® fiber help play a pivotal role in providing the valuable seconds racing professionals need to escape fires that result from both on-track collisions and pit accidents. And this protection is long-lasting. Whether it is found in protective suits, underwear, socks, or gloves, the exceptional flame-resistance provided by Nomex® fiber cannot be washed out or worn away.
When they're speeding around the track at 200 MPH, the last thing racing professionals want to think about is the effectiveness of their flame-resistant protection. They just want to know that it will keep them safe from harm in case an accident happens. That's why 95 % of racers around the world wear suits and apparel made of Nomex®. How Nomex® Racing Protection Works.
The Nomex® protection racing professionals wear
DuPont is proud of its innovations that enhance the high-performance world of professional racing. For more than 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® fiber has been an industry leader in providing thermal protection against the ever-present danger of fires at the racetrack. That's why almost all of the drivers competing in NASCAR, IRL, NHRA, CART, and IRHA events wear flame-resistant racing suits made with Nomex®. And they're not alone. Nearly all the pit crews, rescue teams, and track officials who work in the presence of potential fires also depend on Nomex®, because it helps protects them from intense heat and flame and provides the valuable seconds they need to escape fires.
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DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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.
DuPont™ Nomex® fibers are heat- and flame-resistant, and are used in protective fabrics, garments, insulation, and other high-performance applications to help provide protection to millions of people and processes worldwide.
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.
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.
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.