Nomex® for turnout gear


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.

The moisture barrier

Fabrics made of Nomex® help the most trusted and reliable moisture barrier manufacturers provide strong, flame-resistant substrates for their liquid impermeable films.

The outer shell

Nomex® is inherently flame resistant and designed to stand up to heat, stay strong and protect the inner components.

The thermal liners

Thermal liners made with Nomex® are thin, flexible, and highly breathable, providing superior protection that won’t impact mobility. 


Nomex® Nano & Nano Flex

From reducing heat stress to enhancing particle barrier protection, Nomex® continues to provide next-generation FR solutions.


Turnout gear Q&A

Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to choosing the right turnout gear. 


Technology inside your turnout gear

Discover how Nomex® technology reacts in an emergency to provide superior protection against the most extreme hazards.


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