DuPont Personal Protection brings together some of the most trusted names in personal protection – Tyvek®, Tychem®, Nomex®, Kevlar® – to provide unparalleled solutions that protect workers against chemical, thermal, mechanical and other workplace hazards.
Technologies backed by 50+ years of science and expertise
Lightweight, durable products designed for protection from a wide range of hazards
PPE solutions that are third-party certified globally
We’re working with our customers and partners around the world to design PPE garments that provide both comfort and effective protection for the growing number of women in the industrial and emergency services workforce.
We have implemented circularity through the reuse and recycling of our products. Our customers are asking DuPont to help them turn products that are at the end of their life into useful items or otherwise to manage end-of-life, to reduce waste. DuPont diverts 10 lbs. of Tyvek® from the waste stream for every case of 25 coveralls recycled.
Since January we have increased production of Tyvek® and Tychem® garments by more than 9 million per month specifically for COVID-19 response, which is more than double the amount produced for any prior crisis.
The #TyvekTogether Program introduced a new specialized Tyvek® fabric to enable the increased production of an additional 6 million gowns per month for the frontline responders in the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are proud to be a partner in Project “Airbridge” with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and FedEx to help expedite the delivery of more than 4.5 million Tyvek® protective garments to the frontline responders who need it most.
garments sold per year
Over 200 million garments sold annually and 1 million wearers per year in environments including manufacturing, agriculture, emergency response, healthcare, and clean rooms.
Nomex® Nano Flex is a new functional material that’s extremely heat and flame resistant, highly elastic and breathable, and blocks 99% of particulate exposure – offering up to four times the particulate protection, compared to conventional solutions.
Flame resistant hoods made with Nomex® Nano Flex help to reliably keep dangerous soot particles away from the skin.
FR Face masks made with Nomex® won’t melt, drip or burn when exposed to heat or flame and may help meet the CDC guidelines for wearing face masks in environments that require protection during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Over 1 million wearers of Nomex® garments annually
The annual Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards recognize glove and sleeve licensees who are redefining the standards for performance and comfort in cut and mechanical protection with Kevlar®. Learn about the 2019 winners. The annual Kevlar® Gloves Innovation Awards
Over a billion Kevlar® protective gloves and sleeves delivered since 2000
In July 2020, our Electronics & Imaging Interconnected Solutions (E&I ICS) site in Dongguan, China, celebrated the important milestone of reaching five years without a recordable injury for employees, and one year for contractors. The site also celebrated having no positive COVID-19 cases, despite hosting 179 essential workers on site.
DuPont Tyvek® FireCurb® is used on the outside of buildings and has been on the market for over a decade. It uses our patented halogen-free self-extinguishing technology which is designed to stop flames at the membrane and snuff them out.
In 2020, to avoid the risk of people receiving electric shocks from high-voltage electrical equipment, our Electronics & Imaging site in Dayuan, Taiwan, completed a project to upgrade the high-voltage switchgear around its four main gas circuit breakers.
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