Firefighter apparel made with Nomex® helps protect those who put their lives on the line .
Firefighters have a heavy load to bear—their turnout gear shouldn’t add to it. DuPont™ Nomex® is a lightweight, revolutionary fiber that’s inherently heat- and flame-resistant fiber designed to react in an emergency. When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric, helping to give the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.
What’s more, Nomex® helps manufacturers make firefighter apparel more comfortable—enabling the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection. And, with its higher air permeability, Nomex® helps reduce heat stress.
Fabrics made of Nomex® help the most trusted and reliable moisture barrier manufacturers provide strong, flame-resistant substrates for their liquid impermeable films.
Nomex® is inherently flame resistant and designed to stand up to heat, stay strong and protect the inner components.
Thermal liners made with Nomex® are thin, flexible, and highly breathable, providing superior protection that won’t impact mobility.
Find out how this technology helps reduce firefighters' exposure to particulates, optimizes comfort and minimizes heat stress.
Nomex® provides the reliable protection firefighters need against on-the-job hazards.
Nomex® EMS wear provides protection from flash fire hazards, chemicals and bloodborne pathogens, enabling EMS professionals to keep saving lives.
The leadership team in one Virginian fire department incorporated Nomex® Nano Flex hoods into their PPE garment wardrobe, and the results were impressive.