DuPont Unveils Next Generation Firefighter Protection at FDIC

Firefighter with Hose

DuPont™ Nomex® Nano for Thermal Liners and Nano Flex for Hoods Are Latest Breakthroughs

Wilmington, Del. April 19, 2016 – DuPont Protection Solutions is pleased to announce the introduction of a new game-changing technology to help better protect firefighters–DuPont™ Nomex® Nano for thermal liners in turnout gear and DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex for firefighter hoods. These latest breakthroughs in firefighter protection will be on display in the DuPont™ Nomex® booth #1501 at FDIC in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 21-23, 2016.

Nomex® Nano is engineered to be thinner than other advanced flame-resistant (FR) materials used for thermal liners. Providing up to a 40 percent reduction in thermal liner thickness, Nomex® Nano can reduce bulk in turnout gear and offers increased mobility and better range of motion for reduced heat stress without compromising thermal protection.

Nomex® Nano Flex is a highly breathable, FR material with exceptional elasticity and superior particle barrier performance. It can help make products like firefighter hoods more comfortable and more protective.

“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 not only the next generation of FR solutions from DuPont, they represent the future of turnout gear,” said Christine Christmas, North America marketing leader, DuPont Protection Solutions. “Nomex® Nano can help reduce heat stress, which now causes more firefighter injuries than any other single factor. And, Nomex® Nano Flex helps provide improved particle barrier protection in the neckline and upper jaw area that historically are known to be most vulnerable and least protected.”

DuPont™ Nomex® is known worldwide as the leading flame-resistant fiber. More than 3 million firefighters, as well as workers across the manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas industries, and emergency response and armed forces personnel, depend on its thermal protection to help keep them safe. It’s possible for Nomex® fiber to help enable protective apparel to have lower weight at a higher level of protection, breathability for reduced heat stress, and the ability to effectively wick away moisture.

DuPont Protection Solutions is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters–people, structures and the environment–and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands. DuPont™ Kevlar® helps protect law enforcement officers, military personnel, athletes and astronauts; DuPont™ Nomex® helps protect firefighters, industrial workers and race car drivers, as well as mass transit and wind energy systems; DuPont™ Tyvek® helps protect chemical industrial workers, as well as sterile medical devices and building construction; and DuPont™ Corian® resists the growth of bacteria to help protect hospital patients against infection. For more information about DuPont Protection Solutions visit:

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