Mining Industry Products & Technology
DuPont Mining Solutions is helping to solve many of the industry’s most serious challenges
Ever increasing population, urban growth and industrialization accompanied by demographic and geographic shifts, puts unprecedented demand on our planet and its resources particularly in today’s developing world.
The Mining Industry plays a key role due to the increase in demand on primary resources predominantly from emerging economies. The Mining Industry is constantly faced with the challenges of declining extraction grades, more geographically remote and/or politically challenging regions, increasing scale of projects and the increasing need for Safety & Environmental Protection and enhanced Productivity & Reliability.
DuPont is a company with expertise, science and innovation that can help the mining industry in solving the most pressing challenges.
We innovate and collaborate with companies, governments, industrial manufacturers, and academics to develop and test a wide range of best practice high performance materials such as, Kevlar®, Tyvek®, Tychem®, Nomex®, Hytrel®, Delrin®, etc. on different applications.
We can also help to transform workplaces and work cultures around the world to become safer, more efficient and socially and environmentally sustainable.
By working together, we can help the sustainable development in the Mining Industry.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Cut Test Methods
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
- Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Oriental Rubber
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®
The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®
Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
Comfort & Heat Stress
For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.
New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards
The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.
What Keeps You Safe?
“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.
Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.
NFPA 70E® Electric Arc
The NFPA 70E® electric arc flash standard addresses electrical safety–related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways.
NFPA 2113 Overview
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.
DuPont Kevlar® Conveyor Belt Carcass
DuPont™ Kevlar® for mining conveyor belts case study - Chilean's largest copper mining company lowers maintenance costs and decreases downtime.