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DuPont (DD - Analyst Report) 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.

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 safe.

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 aerospace industry.

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 (AKZOY), BASF SE (BASFY) and Cabot Corporation (CBT - Snapshot Report) with all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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