Fire-Dex Interceptor™ Hood
The Interceptor™ Hood is made with a layer of DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex inside that acts as a filter to reduce firefighters' exposure to persistent fireground carcinogens and other contaminants. This revolutionary material is sewn between two layers of knit 6 oz, PBI®/Lenzing (20%/80%) to provide the maximum performance for particle barrier filtration, comfort, and thermal & flashover protection.
- The Interceptor™ blocks 95% of particulates at .2 micron in size or larger
- For perspective, there are 25,400 microns in one inch and a human hair is about 75-100 microns wide, so a .2 micron particulate is about 500x smaller than a strand of hair
- Testing has shown that the particulates sized at less than .2 microns don't have enough mass to make it through the double layer knit and the Nomex® Nano Flex; essentially meaning that this hood blocks 100% of particulates less than .2 microns
- Nomex® Nano Flex is a revolutionary new material however, unlike FR moisture barrier membranes, this new lightweight (0.5oz/yd2), “barely-there” material is actually completely breathable
- Nomex® Nano Flex is a non-woven, web technology, made of submicron continuous fibers.
THE NEED FOR A PARTICLE BARRIER
The Interceptor™ with Nomex® Nano Flex was designed to keep potentially carcinogenic particulates and other harmful contaminants off of firefighters’ jaws, faces, and necks; areas identified as highly absorptive and more permeable than other areas of skin; areas likely not getting enough protection from hazardous particles with the FR knit hood technology that is currently available.
Part #590002135 Medium
Part #590003543 Large
Part #590003371 X-Large