Nomex® fiber is an aromatic polyamide (aramid) fiber and can be used in Military and Industrial Applications.   Nomex® excels in performance areas such as flame resistance and thermal protection.  Its thermal technology resists the hazards associated with electric arcs and flash fires--including intense heat and flame.  Nomex is engineered to stand up to flame temperatures in excess of 2,000°F.   Unlike flame-retardant treated materials, Nomex® fibers are inherently flame resistant and will not diminish during the life of the fiber.  The fibers low stiffness and high elongation give it textile-like characteristics.

In addition to its flame resistance, Nomex® fiber offers dimensional stability and resistance to degradation by a wide range of chemicals and industrial solvents.  It shows no embrittlement or degradation at cryogenic conditions (temperatures as low as -320°F.  


Nomex® Fiber Properties:

  • Excellent flame resistance and thermal protection
  • Stands up to flame temperatures in excess of 2,000°F
  • Fibers do not melt or drip
  • Outstanding resistance to degradation by radiation
  • Outstanding resistance to degradation at cryogenic conditions
  • Resistant to chemicals and industrial solvents
  • Resistant to insects and fungi
  • Low stiffness of fiber due to chemical bonding arrangement
  • High elongation
  • Cut resistant
  • Abrasion resistant


Nomex® Fiber Applications: