DuPont Personal Protection Launches Nomex® Global Portfolio of Fabric Solutions

Designed for Oil & Gas, Utilities, and Manufacturing Professionals, DuPont Aims to Deliver Global Solutions to the Companies that Keep the World Running

December 16, 2019. By News Bureau

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DuPont Personal Protection has announced the launch of its Nomex® global portfolio of fabric solutions architected for the Oil & Gas, Utilities, and Manufacturing industries in the Asia Pacific market to provide workers with flame-resistant (FR) and arc-rated (AR) protection they need, along with the comfort and durability they seek. The launch follows the recent introduction of the new DuPont Personal Protection Portfolio, which is focused on bringing streamlined solutions to safety managers. The Nomex® global portfolio addresses industrial personal protective equipment (PPE) needs, by providing fabrics with global standards certification, simplifying the process of PPE global specification and purchasing.

DuPont Personal Protection makes it easier for safety managers to specify garments that have been certified in the regions around the world where they operate. DuPont continues to develop deep customer insights in Oil & Gas, Utilities and Manufacturing industries to provide tailored solutions by bringing the science behind protection for today’s global workforce.

“Every year, industrial workers across the globe face severe injuries related to heat, flame, and electric arc flash incidents” said David Domnisch, global leader for DuPont Personal Protection. “With the new direction laid out in our DuPont Personal Protection business and our ability to globally service companies, we are laser-focused on providing the latest safety solutions and innovations to our customers based on the inherent dangers faced in their specific industry. Whether Oil & Gas, Utilities or Manufacturing, DuPont is dedicated to keeping the world’s workforce safe with products they can trust.”

Today, more than one million workers trust and wear Nomex® and this new portfolio of fabric solutions addressing multiple hazards will meet or exceed international standards such as NFPA 2112, EN-ISO, ISO 11612, China GB, and NFPA 70E, for thermal exposures, electric arc and others.  To ensure DuPont™ Nomex® products deliver the utmost protection, Nomex® fabric solutions are tested using  the company’s ThermoMan® and ArcMan® evaluation systems. DuPont™ ThermoMan® is a life-sized mannequin system that is covered with 122 heat sensors and dressed in test garments and burned at over

1,800°C to ensure optimal product performance under simulated conditions. DuPont™ ArcMan® allows DuPont to measure how much protection fabrics and garments offer against electrical arcs that can generate temperatures of up to 20,000°C.

The Nomex® global portfolio of fabric solutions is an extension to the DuPont Personal Protection Portfolio which consists of Kevlar® aramid fiber for cut and mechanical protection, Tychem® garments for liquid and gas chemical hazards, and Tyvek® garments for dry particulate hazards. Tychem® and Tyvek® garments are also available through DuPont’s distributor network across the APEC market.

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