At DuPont, we’re committed to providing materials for FR PPE that can help provide essential workers with the protection they need to do their jobs safely, while adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The CDC recommends, if facing possible COVID-19 exposure, “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain…especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”*

While many people can simply use surgical and cotton masks for facial protection, essential industrial workers - including those in oil & gas, utilities, and manufacturing - and essential workers - including firefighters and emergency responders - require PPE face masks that can withstand the FR hazards they face on the job. DuPont™ Nomex® in masks won’t melt, drip or burn when exposed to heat or flame, providing these workers with the facial protection they need in an emergency flash fire situation.

 
 
 
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When used as face, nose and mouth coverings, balaclavas, gaiters and hoods made with Nomex® may help meet the CDC guidance for wearing masks in environments that require FR protection.

Unlike chemically treated fabrics, Nomex® is inherently flame resistant, providing protection that’s built into the fiber and can’t be washed out or worn away. Nomex® is lightweight, highly durable and low-linting, providing the best balance of comfort and protection.

Watch how masks made with Nomex® compare to non-FR face masks here.

 
 
 

Our trusted partners offer several FR facial protection offerings made with Nomex® Fabric and Nomex® Nano Flex that are available for purchase. Unlike chemically treated fabrics, Nomex® is inherently flame resistant, providing protection that’s built into the fiber and can’t be washed out or worn away. Nomex® is lightweight, highly durable and low-linting, providing the best balance of comfort and protection.

To help emergency responders and industrial workers find the right facial protection, we’ve included a list of partners for selecting FR PPE that protects against a range of hazards. For further assistance from one of our sales representatives, please contact us

 
 
 

Nomex® Nano Flex: Balaclavas and hoods

Nomex® Nano Flex is a highly breathable FR material that delivers superior particle barrier performance. Thinner and lighter than other FR materials, Nomex® Nano Flex delivers industry-leading protection without sacrificing comfort. When it comes to performance, Nomex® Nano Flex is trusted and used by firefighters around the world.

 
 
 

Nomex® Fabric: Gaiters and masks

Nomex® Fabric provides a tested and proven portfolio of FR solutions that meet or exceed global standards for heat, flame and arc flash protection. 

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WEBINAR On-Demand: FR face coverings in the COVID-19 era

Please register to gain access to our Webinar On-Demand, hosted May 20th, that discussed the latest face mask guidance, FR and mask standards to consider for the industrial workforce, mask selection criteria, and additional resources and FAQs.

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FR Face Masks for Emergency Responders

Firefighters can be sure their faces have the same level of FR protection that the rest of their gear provides with the inherent flame resistance of Nomex®

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Heat & flame protection

Nomex® offers a tested and proven portfolio of protective solutions that continues to meet or exceed global standards for heat, flame and arc flash protection.

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Arc flash protection

Nomex fabric delivers lightweight, comfortable FR protective solutions that meet or exceed global standards in arc flash, heat and flame protection and performance.

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Nomex® for emergency response

Those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve the best protection available.

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Flame and arc protection products

From FR apparel to cut resistant gloves and sleeves to protective coveralls, find the right PPE for the hazards you face at SafeSPEC™. 

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