Learn how Nomex® protects workers in foundries and other thermal industrial appl

Nomex® for Metal Work and Foundries


For high-risk operations that involve sharp metal, glass hazards and abrasives, DuPont created Kevlar® Armor Technology. Used in the manufacture of protective gloves and garments, it helps manufacturers address the highest cut performance standards.

For thousands of workers in the aerospace, electronics, metal fabrication, glass handling and automotive industries, cut-resistant protection accessories made of Kevlar® fibre help provide the strength they need to do the job in hand.

For hot surface contact hazards present in metal and glass forming foundries, DuPont created terry cloth made of Kevlar® fibre for use in heat-resistant gloves. Heavyweight gloves and mitts composed of 100% Kevlar® terry cloth and Kevlar® blends help offer a high level of protection for high-heat applications.

DuPont™ Molten Metal Man is a unique test facility that enables manufacturers to test how their fabrics protect wearers against liquid metal splashes.

DuPont™ Nomex® fibers are heat- and flame-resistant, and are used in protective fabrics, garments, electrical paper for insulation, and other high-performance applications to help provide protection to millions of people and processes worldwide.

For over 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® has been providing thermal protection for industrial workers in the most hazardous environments, delivering highly effective flame- and heat-resistance, in exceptionally durable and lightweight solutions.

DuPont commitment to safety stands 1.85m tall, and is covered with 122 heat sensors. The independently certified DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is one of the most advanced thermal burn injury evaluation devices in the world, and helps DuPont test the performance of flame-resistant fabrics, garments and accessories.

DuPont™ Tychem® C2 coveralls combine the barrier performance of Tychem® C with higher mechanical strength and a resealable design.

DuPont™ Tychem® F accessories in combination with chemical protective clothing can help offer enhanced protection of body parts that are more exposed to hazardous substances.