Nomex® for Aerospace


Lightweight, Flame and Corrosion Resistant Solutions for Global Aerospace Industry

The global aerospace industry relies on the inherent flame resistance, lightweight strength and durability of DuPont™ Nomex® to help address the stringent safety standards and fuel efficiency requirements of commercial aircraft.

Honeycomb composites made of Nomex® can be found in a wide range of aerospace applications.  From aircraft cabin floors, walls, ceilings, overhead bins and bulkheads to landing gear doors, leading and trailing edges on wings and helicopter rotor blades.  Nomex® provides a flame and corrosion resistant solution that is stiff, strong, and lightweight. 

In many aerospace applications, such as engine nacelles and wing-to-body fairings, honeycomb composites made of Nomex® have replaced heavier, weaker and corrosion-susceptible aluminum cores. This helps increase fuel efficiency and decrease maintenance costs.

Nomex® fibers and fabrics are used in interior wall and seat coverings to help meet aircraft interior flammability requirements. Building on a long history of delivering innovations to support the aerospace industry, DuPont introduced Nomex® XF High-Temperature Flame Barrier in 2013.  Developed in response to customer needs for burn through-resistant aircraft insulation, this unique material is a key example of the DuPont commitment to protecting commercial aircraft and their passengers.


Aerospace, marine, & rail

DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® help deliver durability, lightweight strength, stiffness, thermal and fire protection in aircraft, marine vessel and rail.  


Honeycomb composites

DuPont™ Nomex®  and Kevlar® honeycomb composites and DuPont™ Kevlar®  fiber in other forms helps provide lightweight strength, stiffness, toughness, corrosion resistance and other attributes, which bring high value-in-use to industries such as mass transportation, construction, and marine shipping.


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