Nomex® for military & law enforcement


Nomex® fabric—proven protection for military and police

For police officers and military personnel, reporting for duty can mean exposure to many threats, including flash fires and explosions. Nomex® fabric helps provide uniforms with proven protection against intense heat and flames.

DuPont™ Nomex® fiber helps military and police uniforms save the lives of those who protect our way of life when they encounter exploding munitions, fire bombs, flash fires, electrical arcs and other sources of intense heat and flames.

What makes Nomex® fabric unique? Nomex® is a revolutionary, heat- and flame-resistant fiber that reacts in a crisis. When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric, giving the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.

This heat and flame resistance is built into the Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed out or worn away. What’s more, Nomex® won’t melt, drip or support combustion.

Nomex(r) fabric also plays a key role in helping military and police uniforms become more comfortable to wear.


Uses and applications

Nomex® fabric delivers lightweight FR solutions for arc flash hazards

Arc flash protection

When it comes to FR protection, Nomex® continues to meet and exceed global standards for protection and performance—providing safety managers with peace of mind and electricians with the confidence to get the job done. 

Nomex® offers heat and flame resistance

Heat & flame protection

When worker’s safety comes first, there’s only one name you need to know for superior industrial protective clothing — DuPont. Nomex® provides proven, lightweight and durable solutions for a range of applications and industries.

Nomex® fiber provides military personnel thermal protection

Military thermal protection

Our warfighters know that fires are an ever-present hazard.  When escaping a fire, seconds can make all the difference between life and death. DuPont answers the call with Nomex® fiber.

Kevlar® provides stab and bullet resistance protection to law enforcement officers

Kevlar® for law enforcement

For over 30 years, DuPont has been committed to providing law enforcement officers, SWAT, and Special Forces with the superior bullet and stab-resistant power of Kevlar® brand fibers. 


Nomex® for stationwear/EMT

What’s underneath the turnout gear matters. Stationwear made with Nomex® fiber is inherently flame resistant and incredibly lightweight for the ideal combination of comfort and durability.


Nomex® for emergency response

Day in and day out, firefighter apparel made with DuPont™ Nomex® fiber helps protect those who put their lives on the line


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Find the right protection for your thermal protection hazards in SafeSPEC™.

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