Bodyshop - Personal Protective Equipment
Tyvek® protects your assets
With a protective barrier built into the material, Tyvek® coveralls help ensure that users enjoy efficient, high-performance protection at all times. Tyvek® has an ultra-smooth surface that repels low concentrated inorganic liquids and aerosols while discouraging solid particles from adhering. Tyvek® coveralls also pass type 5 protection against solid particulates (EN ISO 13982-1), with extremely low inward leakage levels.
Tyvek® coveralls combine superb protection and rugged durability with relaxed comfort. The unique manufacturing process used for Tyvek® makes the material fabric permeable to both air and water vapour. Extremely lightweight (42g/m2), soft and supple, Tyvek® garments are designed to offer users considerable freedom of movement. Thanks to its single-layer composition, Tyvek® is also extremely resistant to abrasion and tearing.
DuPont offers a wide range of category III chemical protection solutions for most surface treatments and coating work requiring type 5, 6 or 4, 5 and 6 protection: Tyvek® Industry, Tyvek® Classic Xpert, Tyvek® Classic Plus, Tyvek® Dual and Tyvek® accessories.
Industry tests such as the “crater test” (used in the automotive industry) have shown that garments made of DuPont™ Tyvek® do not release substances liable to damage coatings. Because Tyvek® garments are made of extremely dense, continuous and tough polyethene fibres, they do not shed or release surface-damaging compounds, thereby minimising the risk of surface contamination while they are being treated. Furthermore, Tyvek® coveralls help protect surfaces from contamination caused by operators’ hair, skin and particles from clothing worn underneath protective garments. The combination of the Tyvek® garment’s smooth surface and the antistatic treatment helps prevent particles from adhering.
Enhanced protection: Tychem® F garments and accessories
For protection when using a broad range of toxic solvents or isocyanates (for example, during preparation or mixing stages), DuPont offers its range of Tychem® F lightweight, tough, high-performance garments and accessories (sleeves, apron, gown and slip-retardant overboots). Tychem® F also helps offer protection against biological risks, a broad range of highly concentrated inorganic chemicals and numerous organic chemicals and solids. Tychem® – like Tyvek® – is very lightweight and low-linting. It is also tear- and abrasion-resistant and contains no fillers or binders liable to be released by the fabric. For hazards from organic solvents such as aromatic compounds and aliphatic hydrocarbons, the use of a Tychem® F protective coverall should also be considered.
Learn how low-linting protective clothing of DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® can help ensure high product quality in surface treatment and paint-spray applications.
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Cleanroom Protection with Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Contamination protection for products and processes in cleanrooms requires effective particle barrier clothing, while personal protection from hazardous substances requires an effective defence against biological and chemical substances. Tyvek® protective apparel covers such cleanroom protection needs very well.
- Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference
Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test
The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.
Safety and More = DuPont PPE Products
DuPont provides excellent garments for workers that may be exposed to a multitude of chemical hazards and helps customers to address their needs. Precisely understanding work-related hazards assists safety managers in making their selection from a wide range of PPE products.
Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®
In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.
Donning and Doffing
Learn more about the correct procedures for the donning and doffing of personal protective coveralls.
Working Safely in Potentially Explosive Areas
Learn why protective equipment needs to be certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, or “Ex-zones”, and how DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® can help protect workers in these zones.
Dupont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Iconic Brand, Kevlar®, At A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at on its stand (Hall 05-A40) at A+A 2015.
New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015
Visitors to the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 will have access to a new, easy order and swift 48h delivery service for selected high quality garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and a show ‘Offer’ with discounts available to make the latest in protection even more affordable.
Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Award at this year’s A+A (Hall 5, Stand A40). The safety, security and health at work international trade fair with congress takes place from 27th October to 30th October 2015 in Düsseldorf.
Protecting Nomex® Production
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.
Nomex® Garment Weight Benefits
Typical protective fabrics made of Nomex® fibres can be up to 40% lighter than cotton and cotton-blended fabrics which were treated with flame-retardant chemicals.