DuPont unveils single layer, triple-threat protection garment Tychem® ThermoPro in UAE

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Published April 27th, 2015 - 07:54 GMT

DuPont has recently launched DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro, a single layer, triple-threat protection garment, at the Civil Defence Training Center in Dubai Academic City. The move is in line with the company’s core value of improving and innovating materials and capabilities to offer the highest standards in safety and protection. The high-profile event was held in the presence of dignitaries and influential people from the public and private sectors and senior DuPont officials.

DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro is an innovative single layer garment that offers protection from liquid-chemical jet, flash fire, and electric arc. During the launch, a live demonstration of DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro garment on the Thermo-Man® life-sized instrumented mannequin system was also conducted. It clearly demonstrated the increased ability of the material to provide resistance to permeation up to 480 minutes by more than 175 chemical challenges including 19 chemicals found in the ASTM F1001 list along with protection from arc discharge and flash burn injury. Moreover, every garment is certified to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standards.

Emphasizing on the vision of the Directorate General of Civil Defence – Dubai that a human casualty is a loss of a national asset and cannot be compensated,  DuPont will work proactively to keep the emirate and its people safe and secured. The company remains committed to launch initiatives and campaigns to spread preventive awareness about safety against fire and hazardous chemicals in industries, factories and commercial spaces. Upholding DuPont’s core values of supporting innovation in the field of safety, the company will continue to innovate and improvise materials and standards in safety and protection and the launch of DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro is a step forward in this direction.

Tychem® ThermoPro garments combines the chemical protection of DuPont™ Tychem® fabric and flame and flash protection of Nomex® fiber in a single garment. It is trusted and used by firefighters, electricians, and workers from the oil and gas sector, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, foundry, and humanitarian sectors.

“DuPont is a pioneering leader in industrial safety and continue to undertake research and development to raise standards in safety and protection of workers, especially those who operate in hazardous environments. The launch of our cutting-edge garment DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro received an overwhelming response in Dubai, demonstrating our endless commitment to provide advanced solutions for fire and chemical hazards. We appreciate the efforts undertaken by the Directorate General of Civil Defence – Dubai to ensure safety and protection of industrial works and express our gratitude to the support and cooperation extended by them during the launch,” concluded Maher Emil, Regional Manager, DuPont Protection Technologies.

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, it 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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