Fri, 22 Feb 2008|
Dr. Rich Young of DuPont discusses Nomex, Kevlar, and various products the company presented at FDIC 2007.
Us we're here with doctor rich young from DuPont. And DuPont is one of the more exciting -- here to show in -- They have many products and they have many products that are related to other products that show -- we have a lot of it of synergy here. -- puzzled about what we can see in a Booth here today. Well no -- and Kevlar that we have here. Are some of the key ingredients that the fire service -- uses in a wide variety of products you know every component of the turnout coat. Has no -- Kevlar and it and it provides key installation. As well as protection for those -- components in most -- you see at the show. Just about everybody in a fire service today because of the DuPont. Forty years. To -- by here to show it had -- in their fire career. Throughout their entire career. What are we see only on the horizon with with no -- and and DuPont products. Well you're right no no -- than forty years it's our fortieth anniversary. And there's a lot of exciting products using gnome I think -- continually I mean there are new lightweight thermal liners because of the new 1971 standard. Know require that total -- loss of 205. Which is a very high -- -- number so you gotta make. The liners much liar much -- more flexible than ever before and keep people leaving no -- the 89. A lightweight non well from DuPont and other structures such economics element. To make these. These components much more flexible readable and easy to move him. So the combination. Of no Macs and Kevlar has given us the thermal protection and the strength and durability. That that's required we've achieved that so now our mission is to get lighter weight more readable. Fabrics and and that translates to what. Look what that translates again it took a bad agreed to -- garment more flexibility because again most firefight today. Spend you know eighty facts time answering EMS called to not fire related calls but the -- -- -- -- we see. Is their -- protect -- all those type incidents I would have to provide the flexibility. For all these multiple -- so the lighter weight the more flexible the more breed of -- allow them to the job more efficiently. And without a danger of heat stress. -- -- -- a lot of research and development and all that research development and has helped our firefighters. Over the over their careers. But -- little bit about this project here. What this is our man you know that do plots it's an -- -- -- six foot one inch tall had a 120 senses and it and we can test the whole gone. No we it allows us to burn off all -- ensemble and measure. Predicted body burns the viability. And see how -- -- -- performs in terms of protection no it's not just materials. But all the layers you add together the -- being the reinforcements. You know it's looking at an actual garment and judging how it will perform -- in a fire event. Which everybody thinks it DuPont in the fire services as that manufactures a Kevlar no Macs -- DuPont is actively. Protecting firefighters on the chemical site as well. DuPont is that is a leader in the in the -- chem bio protection businesses well and you know we've taken that technology you of our chem bio protection and combined it with our current -- in in new -- called -- camp our approach. What it that it is to take that no -- substrate and we use it various realms to give its chemical protection. So now you no longer have to make the trade off is -- -- chemical event or thermal event you get both levels of protection at the event. -- are far far specifically industry I'm sure are very excited about this product as well as our Hazmat responders on on the -- department. So that the combination of chemical protection thermal protection is new and unique to the -- service today. Right and meeting as the fire fires are being. Asked to do more and more aware that the at thermal event a chemical event you know they need that multi step protection and this is the first in -- series -- -- we hope to develop. Having that multi track detection and you know a platform which we can build. Other levels of protection as well. Doctor young everybody in the -- services now familiar with what's on the outside of the turnout -- but I think a lot of us in the Forest Service. Are relatively ignorant on what's going on inside which is probably just as important as the -- You're right I mean most people focus on the outside because that's what they personally but 70% of your protection comes with inside the garment. And domestic -- that we can be found in -- -- -- garment with this specific garment. It has the -- Kevlar no -- that -- -- -- had good slander ability good. Abrasion resistance on the inside the moisture barrier which is that he can't be found some of the most trusted films in the market. Is laminate to a -- makes the 89 you'll also find it laminated to a -- -- woven fabric. Within that is the thermal line and that's provide the bulk you thermal insulation and that in this structure is a -- -- yeah 89. Multi layers of no makes the -- -- -- in flexible. And provide efficient thermal insulation for the garments that. Are you are today to give -- the maximum mobility flexibility. With no matter what product I'm using it as firefighters for my protective ensemble somewhere in our product when the -- DuPont products that right right -- you may not recognize DuPont and name but. You know that across -- -- to stay there. You know some of the other -- all contained no maxi -- our -- the plot got a quality product the matter what manufacturers has put together that turn out here. More than likely I'm gonna I -- DuPont in my -- here you use should. Ceding my knowledge that you should look forward -- that you you can trust no -- in -- -- after all these years. 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