) has launched Nomex XF for the aerospace industry. Nomex XF is a
novel material that provides a robust, durable and lightweight
flame barrier that can prevent outside fire from entering an
aircraft cabin, thus giving the passengers extra time to escape
in case of fire.
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Nomex XF has been developed by DuPont to address the needs of the
customers. The company's Nomex fiber has already been providing
thermal protection around the world for over four decades.
Workers across the manufacturing, chemical and refining
industries depend on its thermal protection to help keep them
Nomex XF has been designed to be used in commercial aircrafts and
adheres to the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 25.853 and
25.856. It is made in such a way that it can be easily
incorporated into designs and is intended for use in applications
that require flame resistance up to 1,100 degrees Celsius (or
2,000 degrees Fahrenheit). The Nomex XF flame barrier offers
lightweight protection and can be incorporated into thermal
acoustic insulation constructions. Nomex XF does not enable the
flame to penetrate after ten minutes of exposure.
The aircraft parts also use Nomex and its excellent
strength-to-weight ratio has proven to be very cost effective for
the manufacturers as it helps them to be more energy efficient,
increase payload and also provide weight-saving solutions for the
DuPont has been providing innovative solutions to its customers
in the aerospace industry and is the inventor and the world's
largest producer of high-performance materials and solutions with
leading world brands such as DuPont Nomex, Kevlar, Teflon and
Tyvek, providing personal protection, be it thermal, mechanical
or chemical, to over 90 countries.
DuPont carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other chemical companies
with favorable Zacks rank are
Akzo Nobel NV
) with all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).