DuPont Nomex is innovative, tested and proven. During the past 50 years, Nomex has helped keep people safe while they drilled beneath the Earth’s core, rocketed to outer space and tackled countless other challenges that were once considered impossible. Year in and year out, Nomex helps protect millions of people and critical processes worldwide.
Unparalleled protection for a diverse range of applications
In labs, at refineries, on battlefields, through burning buildings and in countless other hot spots, Nomex helps provide the proven protection and comfort that emergency responders, military troops, police officers, scientists and industrial workers around the globe need to face workplace hazards with confidence so they can get home safely. Nomex is also used in apparel worn by auto racing drivers, pit crew members and racetrack officials.
Nomex is not only found in protective gear solutions, but also helping to protect and improve the performance of a wide variety of applications that are essential to our way of life, such as mass transit vehicles, wind turbine systems, aircraft components and electrical transformers.
Protection that every hero deserves
Although Nomex is used across a diverse range of applications, it is perhaps best known as a critical component in protective apparel for emergency responders. From the first alarm to the all-clear signal, DuPont Personal Protection provides emergency responders with solutions for industry-leading PPE that meet or exceed global standards—providing those who put their lives on the line with the protection they deserve.
Today, more than three million firefighters around the world are protected by turnout gear, stationwear, rescue gear, wildland fire gear and accessories made of Nomex due to its unique combination of flame protection, durability and mobility.
Introducing Nomex Xtreme Performance, the highest level of protection and performance category
Offering the ultimate in protection and toughness, Nomex Xtreme Performance is a high-performance portfolio of solutions designed to address a myriad of hazards firefighters face. In fact, Nomex Xtreme Performance was developed in response to the unique protection needs of the firefighter community, for today and in anticipation of the needs of tomorrow.
By combining the tested and proven heat and flame protection of Nomex with the lightweight and foundational strength of DuPont Kevlar and the thermal damage tolerance and durability of high-performance materials like PBO, Nomex Nano or Nomex Nano Flex, the Nomex Xtreme Performance portfolio of solutions provides firefighters with industry-leading performance before, during and after a call.
Nomex Xtreme Performance solutions provide unequaled heat and flame protection; enable more lightweight, comfortable and durable solutions; and show significantly higher strength retention and integrity after simulated flashover testing versus other competitive solutions in the marketplace.
The Nomex Xtreme Performance portfolio combines the superior benefits of Nomex, Kevlar and PBO, Nomex Nano or Nomex Nano Flex. In addition to inherent heat and flame protection, Nomex provides the practical benefits of wash durability, abrasion resistance, softness and comfort, as well as aesthetic benefits that include multicolor design options. Kevlar provides additional heat and flame protection while helping to make garments lightweight and strong. PBO offers heat-blocking properties and strength characteristics that are essential in protective gear. Nomex Nano and Nomex Nano Flex are light and thin barriers providing thermal and particulate protection while enhancing the garment’s overall agility, moisture management and comfort.
Commitment to continuous innovation
At DuPont, we understand that firefighting has always been a dangerous job and the hazards will continue to intensify. That’s why we are committed to leading the industry by working with our partners, garment weavers and manufacturers, in delivering PPE innovations, such as those in the Nomex Xtreme Performance portfolio of solutions, that will meet the evolving needs of the firefighter community.
For more information, visit nomex.com/xtremeperformance