The military has been utilizing Heracron ®, Kevlar ®, or Nomex ® garments for many years in the form of personal protection garments in combat situations. The assurance that the garment you are wearing will not become a fuel source for a flash fire can save lifes in certain combat situations.
Nomex ® is usually used either alone or in a blend with Kevlar ® for fire fighter equipment and station wear. Fire fighter equipment utilizes a combination of Nomex ® and Kevlar ® which provides a thermal protection in the case of contact with a flame source. Moisture barriers which are incorporated into Nomex ® fire fighter equipment utilize a lightweight blend of Nomex ® and Kevlar ® to provide a thermal liner that reduces heat stress.