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Lava Nomex

  • Fiber Type: Meta-Aramid
  • Finishes: Soft
  • Thread Construction: Spun from staple
  • Application: Used for manufacturing military and civilian protective clothing where flame or heat resistance is required. Nomex® has better long-term resistance to heat than Kevlar®.

(Nomex® is a registered trademark of DuPont™.)

Sizes Available

  • Medium: T-40, T-60


  • Excellent resistance to heat exposure.
  • Good resistance to most organic solvents.
  • Not affected by age.
  • Excellent mildew resistance.
  • Excellent abrasion resistance.
  • Superior long-term resistance to heat compared to Kevlar.


  • Decomposes quickly if exposed to chlorine bleach.
  • High elongation may require special machine adjustments.
  • Very expensive when compared to other types of threads.