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.
Nomex® Xtreme Performance solutions provide emergency responders with industry-leading performance before, during and after a fire.
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.