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DuPont Protection Solutions has unveiled a new game-changing technology to help better protect firefighters – DuPont Nomex Nano for thermal liners in turnout gear and DuPont Nomex Nano Flex for firefighter hoods.

Nomex Nano is engineered to be thinner than other advanced flame-resistant (FR) materials used for thermal liners. Providing up to a 40 percent reduction in thermal liner thickness, Nomex Nano can reduce bulk in turnout gear and offers increased mobility and better range of motion for reduced heat stress without compromising thermal protection.

Nomex Nano Flex is a highly breathable, FR material with exceptional elasticity and superior particle barrier performance. It can help make products like firefighter hoods more comfortable and more protective.

“Based on the Nomex brand that has been trusted by firefighters around the world for more than 50 years, Nomex Nano and Nomex Nano Flex are not only the next generation of FR solutions from DuPont, they represent the future of turnout gear,” said Christine Christmas, North America marketing leader, DuPont Protection Solutions. “Nomex Nano can help reduce heat stress, which now causes more firefighter injuries than any other single factor. And, Nomex Nano Flex helps provide improved particle barrier protection in the neckline and upper jaw area that historically are known to be most vulnerable and least protected.”

DuPont Nomex is known worldwide as the leading flame-resistant fiber. More than 3 million firefighters, as well as workers across the manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas industries, and emergency response and armed forces personnel, depend on its thermal protection to help keep them safe. It’s possible for Nomex fiber to help enable protective apparel to have lower weight at a higher level of protection, breathability for reduced heat stress, and the ability to effectively wick away moisture.