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Nomex® Flame Resistant Fiber Turns 50 Years Old and OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics is Celebrating Right Along with Dupont, its Inventor!

​Every day at OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc. our looms are weaving Nomex and Kevlar fibers into protective narrow fabrics for dozens of different uses in Fire Fighting, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and so many more environments requiring protective gear.

DuPont invented Nomex 50 years ago and DuPont™ Protection Solutions has announced that it is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of DuPont™ Nomex®, an inherently heat- and flame-resistant fiber. Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to mark this major milestone.

"During the past 50 years, Nomex® has helped keep people safe while they drilled beneath the earth's core, rocketed to outer space and tackled countless other challenges that were once considered impossible," said John Richard, DuPont™ Nomex® global business director. 

Here at OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, we are marking this landmark anniversary as well! We are innovating new ways to weave Nomex® and Nomex®/Kevlar® for the most demanding industries. Nomex® brand fiber is used across a diverse range of applications, but it is perhaps best known as a critical component in protective apparel.

Nomex® is also used in apparel worn by military pilots and combat vehicle crew; auto racing drivers, pit crew members and track officials; and industrial workers at risk from flash fire and electric arc hazards.

The OTEX Fabric Innovation Lab works with Nomex® Kevlar® and other advanced aramids to innovate and develop new products for our clients.

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