The Tyvek® Solution for Paint Applications
For all work involving the application of paint and finishes requiring type 5 and 6 or 4, 5 and 6 protection, DuPont offers Tyvek®, its coverall range that combines protection, comfort and durability.
With a protective barrier built into the material, Tyvek® coveralls help ensure that users enjoy efficient, high-performance protection. Tyvek® has an ultra-smooth surface that repels low concentrated inorganic liquids and aerosols and discourages solid particles from adhering. In addition, the coveralls are antistatically treated, so that when they and the wearer are correctly earthed, electrostatic charges can be dissipated.
Tyvek® protective equipment is effective in the case of water-based and powder-based paint. Moreover, the Tyvek® fabric itself offers an excellent barrier against small size particles. Tyvek® coveralls also go well beyond the minimum requirements of the whole-suit type 5 test, offering protection against solid particulates (EN ISO 13982-2). Furthermore, being both air and moisture vapour permeable, wearer comfort is assured.
Because Tyvek® garments are made of extremely dense, tough, fine, continuous pure high density polyethylene fibres, they do not shed or release paint-damaging compounds, and help minimise surface contamination while they are being treated. Furthermore, Tyvek® coveralls protect surfaces from contamination caused by operators’ hair, skin and particles on clothing worn underneath protective garments. The combination of the smooth surface of a Tyvek® garment and its antistatic treatment prevents particles from adhering.
Additional protection: Tychem® F garments and accessories
For tasks linked to painting, as the preparation of the paint, cleaning or the use of solvent fountains, DuPont recommends its range of Tychem® F lightweight, high-performance garments and accessories (sleeves, apron, gown, slip-retardant overboots). Tychem® F also helps offer protection against biological risks, a broad range of highly concentrated inorganic chemicals and organic chemicals. For organic solvents like aromatic compounds and aliphatic hydrocarbons, the use of a Tychem® F protective coverall should also be considered. Tychem® is very lightweight and low-linting, and, like Tyvek®, it is tear- and abrasion-resistant and contains no fillers or binders liable to be released by the material.
Learn why proper safety measures such as wearing garments made of DuPont™ Tyvek® or DuPont™ Tychem® should be applied in industry and trade to help protect from the frequently underestimated dangers of surface treatments and coatings.
- DuPont™ Tyvek® provides a legacy of protection at Severfield Reeve
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- SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers
- Merck protecting staff with new DuPont™ Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal chemical protective garment
At Toulouse-Blagnac, AIRBUS uses DuPont Tyvek®/Tychem® coveralls to help protect workers during paint spraying, aircraft maintenance and inspections.
Boat builder Bénéteau protects its employees with DuPont™ Tyvek®
DuPont™ Tyvek® helps provide shipyard employees at Bénéteau with reliable and effective protection from water and dry particle-based chemicals.
Luna Rossa uses Tyvek® Coveralls from DuPont
LUNA ROSSA yacht builders select DuPont™ Tyvek® coveralls to help protect them from potentially harmful substances during boat construction.
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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.
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.
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.
Planning for large-scale clean-ups
A clean-up operation can take many forms and it is this need for readiness against a multitude of possible events that presents one of the biggest challenges to the emergency planner.
Environmental Emergency and Other Large Scale Clean-ups
Environmental disasters and emergencies can be either man-made or the result of natural phenomena but in either case they almost invariably necessitate a rapid and effective response if the human and environmental impacts are to be mitigated and rectified.
Excellent Permeation Resistance to Chemicals
Independent tests confirm that protective clothing made of DuPont™ Tyvek® provides excellent permeation resistance to chemicals.
Choosing the Correct Type 4 Chemical Protective Coverall
Online training provided by DuPont Personal Protection to assist you in choosing your Type 4 chemical protective coverall.
DuPont Guide on Chemical Risk Assessment
There are multiple protection needs to consider when choosing chemical protective garments. Performing a thorough workplace risk assessment is essential to selecting safe, comfortable and compliant chemical protective clothing for industrial workers.
DuPont Guide on Personal Chemical Protection
Workers can be exposed to a multitude of hazards, from chemicals, dusts, radioactive particles, fibres, dioxins and lubricants, to biological and phytosanitary substances. DuPont assists safety managers in making their PPE selection and provides excellent chemical protective garments.