Thermo-man®: Nomex® Face Mask vs. Non-FR Face Coverings
Beat the heat with fire resistant clothing
Fire is unpredictable. And deadly. That’s why workers who face on-the-job threats of fire and electric arc hazards rely on (FR) clothing made with DuPont™ Nomex®.
Every day around the world, in labs, on battlefields, in burning buildings and countless other hot spots, this advanced fiber helps keep millions of workers safe from extreme danger. The inherent protection of Nomex® fiber—protection that can’t be washed out or worn away—is an essential safeguard for emergency responders, military troops, police officers, scientists and industrial workers around the world, all who trust the durability and advanced flame-resistant properties of Nomex® to help bring them home safe.
Get the Facts in 2021: FR Face Coverings for Industrial Workers
Hosted on March 16, 2021, our DuPont Personal Protection team provided an update on the latest face mask guidance, face mask selection criteria, and FR face covering standards to consider in the industrial space.
Nomex® fabric solutions
The tested and proven performance of DuPont™ Nomex® is now available in lightweight, comfortable, highly breathable fabrics that meet or exceed international standards for protection and performance.
Electric arc protection: hazards, standards, terminology and protective garments
In this webinar, the DuPont Personal Protection team will lead you through all aspects related to electric arc hazards, including definitions and norms but also protective measures and solutions.
Flame-resistant clothing standards
DuPont works with companies, governments, academics and scientists to develop a vast range of garments and products that protect life. Read more about key thermal regulations to find out how.
Tested for the hazards you face
Thermo-Man® is the world’s most advanced life-size thermal burn evaluation system. Our Thermo-Man® units use state-of-the-art technology to demonstrate the durability and superior flame-resistance Nomex® delivers compared to other FR solutions.
iQ Series® Garments Made with Nomex® Comfort Win Innovation Award
Unlike non-FR face coverings, DuPont™ Nomex® in masks won’t melt, drip or burn when exposed to heat or flame and may help meet the CDC guidance for wearing face masks in environments that require FR protection during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Find out how this technology helps reduce firefighters' exposure to particulates, optimizes comfort and minimizes heat stress.
Nomex® EMS wear provides protection from flash fire hazards, chemicals and bloodborne pathogens, enabling EMS professionals to keep saving lives.
See how Nomex® outperforms fire-resistant cotton/nylon blends in personal protective equipment.
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