Motorsports injuries have decreased in recent years, thanks to improvements in the quality of protective gear. But despite driver and industry precautions, racing is still a dangerous sport.
Exposure to a flash fire for even a few seconds can lead to serious injury or loss of life. Severe skin burns occur more often than they should because protective clothing is not properly cared for or has not been made resistant to flammable liquids.
Racing suits made from Nomex® technical fabric have extraordinary properties to protect drivers from flames and heat. Care instructions published by Nomex®manufacturer DuPont™ state that this unique fabric requires special care to be fully effective.
DuPont’s laundering guide cautions Nomex®users that the fabric must be kept clean. “Flame resistance can be compromised by the presence of flammable contaminants on the garment…,” the guide explains.
However, DuPont™ advises against using ordinary soaps for removing these contaminants. “Soap scums may be flammable and could adversely affect the thermal protective performance of the garment."
MOLECULE Nomex Care Kit
- Product Code: MOL-MLCK-16
- Availability: In Stock