Fire, chemical and biological protection at Interschutz 2015

Published:  21 April, 2015

INTERSCHUTZ 2015: DuPont Protection Technologies will be presenting its next-generation range of Nomex heat and flame protection as well as its Tyvek and Tychem chemical and biological apparel offerings.

Firefighting clothing specialists may want to see for themselves the Nomex 3DP outershell fabric that was launched by DuPont in June 2014.

This integrated fabric technology provides extended escape time and gives extra seconds of wearer safety in situations where every second counts, while offering high comfort levels.

It comprises two layers of fabric woven together using a weaving structure named and patented by DuPont as ‘Flux Technology’. The inner layer consists of Kevlar with an outer layer of Nomex. With different thermal shrinkage patterns, each layer reacts differently to heat flux, triggering increased levels of insulation. When a heat flux hits the outer layer of Nomex the fibre reacts and thickens to increase the insulation barrier while the inner layer of Kevlar offers high mechanical strength, providing three-dimensional protection and giving extra seconds of safety.

The structure of the weave also provides a garment that is breathable, comfortable and flexible, while optimising durability and mechanical strength to enable longer wear-life and lower repair and replacement costs.

More innovation comes in the form of a single layer garment that protects against chemical splash, flash fire and electric arc.

Tychem ThermoPro combines Tychem with Nomex to create a multi-hazard garment for use at a number of situations including road traffic and industrial incidents.

For those wanting a more hands-on experience the company will also be conducting burn demonstrations of garments made from the new 3DP fabrics using its Thermo-Man at the outdoor demonstration site. A dedicated burn test will demonstrate the capabilities of the new Tychem ThermoPro coverall.

Lastly, the company will be showcasing its range of Kevlar gloves that have been developed to protect against heat, sharp edges and the cold – without losing comfort and dexterity.

See more at Interschutz: Hall 12, Stand E37

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