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DuPont Nomex completes 50 years
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Mar '17
Courtesy: Dupont Nomex
Courtesy: Dupont Nomex
DuPont Nomex, an inherently heat- and flame-resistant fibre which has been protecting people and processes, has completed 50 years of its existence. Dupont has kicked off year-long celebrations to celebrate Nomex which has helped keep people safe while they drilled beneath the earth's core, rocketed to outer space and tackled countless other challenges.
 
The celebrations have also been marked by unveiling of a new brand platform, Nomex Never Quit, which exemplifies the spirit of the heroes and innovators around the world who rely on Nomex. Never Quit brand platform was launched at Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition, Shanghai, 84th International Conference of Doble Clients in Boston, Expo Seguridad Industrial in Mexico City, and JEC World 2017 in Paris. 
 
"During the past 50 years, Nomex has helped keep people safe while they drilled beneath the earth's core, rocketed to outer space and tackled countless other challenges that were once considered impossible," said John Richard, DuPont Nomex global business director. 
 
"We are certainly proud of what Nomex has made possible in the past, but we believe that the best is yet to come. That's why we will continue to innovate and collaborate with companies around the world, using the unparalleled protection of Nomex to help solve the toughest challenges of the next 50 years, and beyond," said Richard."
 
Though Nomex brand fibre has diverse applications, it is perhaps best known as a critical component in protective apparel. More than three million firefighters around the world are protected by turnout gear, stationwear and accessories made of Nomex due to its unique combination of flame protection, durability and mobility. Nomex also is used in apparel worn by military pilots and combat vehicle crew, auto racing drivers, pit crew members and track officials, and industrial workers at risk from flash fire and electric arc hazards. 
 
Its inherent flame resistance combined with high levels of electrical, chemical and mechanical integrity, make Nomex ideally suited for a broad range of electrical insulation applications. Manufacturers of transformers, generators, motors and other electrical equipment rely on Nomex to help optimise performance, increase reliability and extend the service life of their own products. 
 
On the other hand, honeycomb composites made of Nomex have wide range of aerospace applications - from aircraft cabin floors, overhead bins and bulkheads to landing gear doors, engine nacelles, and helicopter rotor blades - since these help address the stringent safety standards and fuel efficiency requirements of commercial aircraft. 
 
DuPont introduced Nomex in woven and nonwoven forms in 1967. Nomex grew out of fundamental research and development work conducted by Paul Morgan and Stephanie Kwolek. The impetus for discovery of this inherently flame-resistant fiber was the deaths of numerous race car drivers in fiery crashes.  (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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