At DuPont, we believe the standard for safety should always be a higher standard. So we engineered Nomex III A to help give workers dependable protection against fire hazards.
Fires are unpredictable – situations can change in an instant with temperatures reaching 1900 degrees F, leaving workers vulnerable to serious injury. So for hazards like flash fire and pool fire, DuPont created Nomex III A. A blend of 93% Nomex with 5% Kevlar and 2% antistatic fiber, this innovative fabric helps minimize break-open, and expands to form a stable and inert barrier between the fire and skin. This gives wearers the valuable seconds they need to escape from the hazard.
But comfort and fit are also an essential part of safety. In collaboration with manufacturers and mills, DuPont strives to help them make significant fabric improvements — providing lighter weights, wicking finishes, and breathability.
At DuPont, innovation means testing beyond the basics with state-of-the-art technology like Thermo-Man, one of the most advanced life-size thermal burn injury evaluation devices in the world today. The research and data DuPont scientists have collected have enabled them to improve upon the possibilities of Nomex III A garments.