DuPont Launches DuPont(TM) Nomex(R) XF for Aerospace Industry
Latest Innovation for Aircraft Insulation Offers Lightweight Durability and
Extreme Flame Protection
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - DuPont today
announced the launch of DuPont™ Nomex® XF, a unique solution for flame barrier
applications in the aerospace industry, as part of a focus on protecting
people. Nomex® XF is a novel material that helps protect aluminum fuselage
aircraft by providing a robust, durable and lightweight flame barrier that can
help prevent outside fire from penetrating an aircraft cabin, allowing
passengers additional time to escape such a hazard. It also can help prevent
flame propagation so that aircraft insulation will not spread fire.
"DuPont has a long history of delivering innovations to support the aerospace
industry," said Marc Doyle, president, DuPont Protection Technologies.
"DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex® fiber have been successfully used by the aerospace
industry for more than 40 years and Nomex® XF is the latest step in our
commitment to protecting commercial aircraft and their passengers. This novel
material addresses an important industry need and shows how a collaborative
effort can help bring innovative solutions to the market."
Developed in response to customer needs, Nomex® XF was designed for use in
commercial aircraft and can be readily incorporated into designs compliant
with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 25.853 and 25.856. It is intended for
use in applications that require flame resistance up to 1,100 degrees Celsius
(2,000 degrees Fahrenheit). The Nomex® XF flame barrier offers flexible, thin
and very lightweight protection and can be incorporated into thermal acoustic
insulation constructions; it has no flame penetration after 10 minutes
exposure, more than doubling the burnthrough time requirements of FAR
Nomex® fiber has been in thermal protection around the world for more than 40
years and DuPont is a leading provider of lightweight and flame resistant
solutions to the global aerospace industry. Honeycomb composites made of
Nomex® and Kevlar® can be found in aircraft parts such as flooring panels,
interior walls, storage bins, leading and trailing edges on wings, control
surfaces, fairings, engine nacelles and many more parts. Their excellent
strength-to-weight ratio has provided manufacturers with vital cost-effective
benefits such as energy savings, payload increases and has proven to be a
leading weight-saving solution for the aerospace industry.
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 http://www.dupont.com.
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Sandra K. James
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