Complete description of Nomex Fiber, Nomex Yarn and Nomex Fabric and its end use.
Nomex is known as one of the most versatile fibers in the world. Its long list of uses includes everything from personal protective equipment to fire-retardant insulation, to food packaging—and it even has medical benefits.
Nomex fiber is composed of the same material as fire protection suits used by firefighters. It’s incredibly tough, but also highly flame-resistant and resists decay when exposed to oxygen. It’s often used for making high-end garments like racing suits and motorcycle racing gear, as well as upholstery and other textile products.
Nomex fiber is a synthetic fiber made from coal tar, one of the byproducts of coal-fired power plants. Nomex fabric is a combination of Nomex fiber and flax or cotton thread that can be used for various textile applications from protective clothing to sailcloth.
Nomex fiber, or polytetrafluoroethylene, is a type of fluorine-containing polymer. It is a single-layer resin that can be used for several different applications including cooking utensils, food wrap, and even in the construction industry. Nomex yarn is made from nomex fibers and can be used by medical technicians who are involved with invasive procedures on their patients.
End Uses of Nomex Fabric
Nomex Fabric is with excellent tear and abrasion resistance, Nomex offers advanced fire protection for industrial environments.
Nomex fabric is used in high-performance environments, such as avionics, electronics and power systems. Its excellent properties make it ideal for electricity generation and transmission.
Nomex is one of the most commonly used fire-prevention materials. It is often used in construction sites to prevent oil fires, as in diesel engine exhaust fumes. Nomex is also used in aircraft and often as a fire retardant in garments such as flight suits and hoses.
Following are the industries commonly using Nomex Fabric.
- Textile coating, fiber and heat resistant.
- Electric arc welding fabric (electrostatic arc erosion).
- Used for electric arc welding on carbon steel, alloy steel, aluminum alloys and other metals.
- General purpose fabric suitable for general purpose applications.
- Used for high temperature oil refineries and petroleum refinery plants.
- Possibly used in hydrogen chloride production process.
- Used in natural gas liquefaction equipment.
- Used as a container filler prior to sealing with Nomex
Author: Afzaal Khadim Khan
Owner: Textiles Bar