DuPont™ Nomex® Selected for Key Defense Contract

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Inventory Helps Ensure Timely Delivery of Flame-Resistant Clothing.

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We are committed to responding to the military’s need for critical FR clothing during times of mobilization, war, contingency and military operations.

DuPont Protection Technologies today announced that it was awarded a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (DLA-TS) totaling $1.8 million over three years to build and maintain a buffer stock of DuPont™ Nomex® fibers for military applications. Nomex® fibers have been used for decades to help protect U.S. soldiers from flame threats and the company has continually innovated with this unique advanced material to meet the ever-changing needs of the U.S. military.

The three-year contract allows the DLA to capitalize on DuPont’s supply chain management of Nomex® thereby reducing the production lead times for end-use items containing the fiber. The result is improved preparedness and more effective support of the warfighter.

“Our collaboration with the DLA helps ensure seamless supply of flame-resistant (FR) protection for our U.S. soldiers,” said Julie Eaton, North American regional business leader, DuPont Protection Technologies. “We are committed to responding to the military’s need for critical FR clothing during times of mobilization, war, contingency and military operations.”

Nomex® fiber is an integral part of military flight suits, vehicle crewman coveralls, balaclavas, jackets and gloves. It is inherently flame resistant and will not continue to burn after a flame source is removed. It also creates an insulating barrier that slows the transfer of heat and gives the wearer time to escape from a fire. Through research collaborations with the U.S. military and industry, DuPont is continually exploring ways to enhance the protective properties of Nomex® and working to provide new FR solutions to the military.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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