The two new Thermo-Man testing labs will expand DuPonts capacity

The two new Thermo-Man testing labs will expand DuPont's capacity

DuPont Protection Solutions is increasing its capacity to test and analyse the performance of protective apparel exposed to sudden fire, with the addition of two new facilities in Brazil and Singapore.

The new sites bring the total number of DuPont's Thermo-Man testing labs to five globally, including facilities in the US, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The company's testing is consistent with global standards, training and product selection tools.

DuPont says its Thermo-Man, a life-sized, instrumented mannequin covered with 122 heat sensors, is one of the most advanced thermal burn injury evaluation devices in the world. It was developed in conjunction with the US Government to help protect the military workers from burns.

"These investments to expand our global network of thermal testing and innovation centers will further enhance our ability to serve customers," said Rose Lee, DuPont Protection Solutions president. 

"We will be poised to support the development of more advanced fabrics, as well as advancing our own fibre technologies, which will increase and broaden the levels of flame-resistant protection for those most at risk, including firefighters, industrial workers, emergency response professionals and military personnel." 

DuPont's flame-resistant Nomex fibre can help enable protective apparel to have the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection, breathability for reduced heat stress, and the ability to effectively wick away moisture.