Wash and Care Recommendations for Nomex IIIA®
and Nomex® Blend Flame Resistant Garments
Blue Bay Jean Company® FR workwear recommend Direct purchase or Rental/Cleaning program thru your favorite uniforms laundry service provider for precise maintenance and care of your Blue Bay Jean Company® FR Durable Uniforms and Work Clothes made of DuPont™ FR Fabric, in compliance hassle free. Or thru your favorite work clothes and uniforms provider by following carefully our (HMC) home maintenance and care of your Blue Bay Jean Company® FR Durable Uniforms and Work Clothes made of DuPont™ FR Fabric, in compliance hassle free.
• Process separately from other types of garments throughout the entire operation to prevent accumulation of lint and minimize pilling.
• Sort by shade to reduce staining or color transfer which may occur.
• Use low temperature (140°F max.), low alkalinity surfactant chemistry for water washing. Higher pH products and elevated wash

temperatures accelerate color loss.
• Washing at hotter temperatures and higher levels of alkalinity may be necessary to remove soils. This will not damage the fabric or

degrade the FR properties but may affect color. Removing flammable soils is more important than color retention.
• Use a multiple add procedure (break and second suds) where soil level requires.
• Do not use chlorine bleach. This will weaken the fabric and accelerate color loss. Use of oxygen bleach is acceptable where
• Temperature step-downs between baths should not exceed 15°F and cool to 100°F or less before extraction to minimize wrinkling.
• Rinse well and sour properly.
• As this fabric does not retain much moisture, short extraction at low levels should be
sufficient. This should also reduce wrinkling.
• Condition at 140°-160°F stack temperature so fabric temperature measured in the basket does not exceed 280°F. This fabric will dry

rapidly. Do not over dry. Excessive heat will cause color loss. Cool down to 100°F or less and remove promptly from the dryer.
• Shrinkage similar to 65/35 blends can be expected. The fabric will not stretch so allow for ease of motion in fitting wearers.
• Tunnel finishing will improve fabric smoothness but may cause hanger impressions. If creases in pants are desired, pressing will be

required. Do not exceed 280°F fabric temperature.
• Wash and dry separately to prevent accumulation of lint.
• Pre-treat greasy stains and do not overload the washer to help insure removal of soils.
• Wash in hot water (up to 140ºF) using any typical home laundry detergent. Do not use tal low soap.
• Do not use chlorine bleach. Do not use starch. Do not use fabric softeners.
• Do not over dry.
• For maximum flame resistance, greases and oils must be thoroughly removed. If home procedures do not accomplish this,
commercial laundering or dry cleaning is recommended.
Either perchloroethylene or petroleum solvent can be used. In cases of heavy, oily soil, this may be the preferred approach. With petroleum, it is necessary to ensure all solvent has been completely dried from the garment.
Minor repairs that do not affect the integrity of the garment should be made with like materials by sewing on patches or darning small holes.