DuPont Personal Protection has announced the launch of Nomex Xtreme Performance, a new premier protection and performance solutions category for emergency responders. Nomex Xtreme Performance provides superior thermal protection and moisture management, along with protection from heat and flame, chemicals, cuts and particulates for a comprehensive and game-changing solution for the next generation of firefighting PPE.
The Nomex Xtreme Performance category combines the superior benefits of Nomex, Kevlar and high-performance materials like PBO, Nomex Nano or Nomex Nano Flex. Nomex provides essential heat and flame resistance with the practical benefits of wash durability and abrasion resistance, softness and comfort, as well as aesthetic benefits that include multicolour design options. Along with providing trusted and foundational strength, Kevlar helps to make garments more lightweight and brings new levels of performance with improved heat and flame protection.
Used in firefighter protection, PBO offers heat-blocking properties and strength, which are characteristics that are essential in protective gear. After thermal protection performance (TPP) exposure, smart-blend fabrics made of Nomex, Kevlar and high-performance materials like PBO show significantly higher strength retention and integrity, with proven performance as a garment component in firefighting applications. Nomex Nano and Nomex Nano Flex provide lightweight comfort while enhancing the garment’s overall agility, moisture management and particulate protection.
Tested and trusted for over 50 years, DuPont Nomex has inherent heat- and flame-resistant properties that help provide the performance and protection needed for emergency responders worldwide. As a critical component in flame-resistant personal protective apparel, Nomex can be found in a range of firefighter applications, including turnout gear, stationwear, rescue gear and accessories. The unique combination of flame protection, durability and mobility helps firefighters get the most challenging jobs done safely.
‘We have a long-standing commitment to firefighter safety, and we continue to innovate to meet the evolving protection needs of the emergency response community. The Nomex Xtreme Performance category offers a superior choice for firefighter PPE, providing a wide range of benefits from comfort to durability to advanced thermal protection,’ said Alfons Held, global market leader, Emergency Response, DuPont.
Additional benefits of Nomex Xtreme Performance solutions include a simplified expectation of performance attributes that enables garment specifiers to easily identify the PPE option that’s appropriate for the hazards at hand. Solutions in the Nomex Xtreme Performance category offer ease of selection for both structural and non-structural firefighting gear, with a consistency in availability of the solutions offered worldwide.
To learn more, visit nomex.com/xtremeperformance