What is Nomex? Properties and Uses You Need to Know

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Nomex is a flame-resistant meta-aramid material developed in the early 1960s by DuPont.

Nomex® is an incredibly durable, inherently flame-resistant meta-aramid fiber. The unique chemical structure of Nomex® fibers is non-flammable so performance is built in, and it can’t be washed or worn away.

What is NOMEX? Heat & flame protection

Nomex® is an inherently heat and flame-resistant fiber, when it is exposed to intense heat, its fibers thicken and carbonize—absorbing heat energy in the process. Additionally, Nomex® fibers won’t melt, drip or support combustion providing a superior barrier between what’s inside from the hazards around it.

What is NOMEX? Applications

Firefighter Suit & PPE Garment

PPE garment and Firefighter Suit made with Nomex® deliver superior heat, flame, and arc flash protection while providing lightweight, comfortable solutions that meet or exceed industry standards. Addressing the concerns of not knowing ”What is Nomex?”

Prevents electricity Arc flash.

The molecular structure of Nomex® that prevents heat from passing through it also prevents electricity from flowing through it when exposed to electrical arc.

Electrical insulation / Electrical infrastructure

Because Nomex® is a poor conductor of electricity, it makes for a remarkable insulator when used in paper sheets and boards.

Military enforcement

Proven in emergency response and in industrial situations, military clothing made with Nomex® fiber is inherently flame resistant for protection that won’t wash out or wear away. Nomex® won’t melt, drip or support combustion in the air, understanding “What is Nomex?” gives military personnel the confidence, it takes to focus on the mission.

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