Industrial workers work with and around hazardous particles and chemical
The DuPont™ Tychem® range helps offer chemical protection against an exceptionally broad range of dangers – even
In harm’s way
Different applications mean different safety requirements, which may demand different types of protective clothing. Hazardous substances used in this industry include highly flammable organic solvents – aldehyde, ketone, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon, alcohol and ester substance classes – many of which have toxic and/or carcinogenic properties. There are also highly corrosive acid and alkaline reagents for many chemical reactions and purification processes.
DuPont suits protect against chemicals and infective agents
DuPont presents its latest protective clothing of Tyvek® and Tychem® for use against chemicals, hazardous substances
As a single-use protection against a wide array of water-based low concentration chemicals and small size particles and cross-contamination prevention, DuPont offers Tyvek® 600 Plus, type 4-B. Tyvek® 600 Plus suits consist of high-tech
Tested to extremes
Liquid penetration is a physical process whereby a liquid penetrates a fabric by passing through pores or holes in the fabric. EN ISO 5630 penetration test results at one minute of exposure to the hazardous substance – rarely the case in working conditions – showed virtually no difference between the three materials (SMS, Tyvek®, Microporous Film). Permeation, on the other hand, is the process by which a hazardous liquid chemical moves through protective clothing on a molecular level. The EN ISO 6529 permeation test assesses long-term response up to 8
Tychem® materials offer the highest level of protection from hazardous organic substances and infective agents according to EN 14126. The hoods on Tychem® suits allow freedom in head movement without reducing the wearer’s vision, while also ensuring a tight fit of the respirator. The ideal fit of Tychem® suits is further enhanced by elastic around the waist and on arm and leg cuffs, which also helps reduce the risk of leakage at the openings. The
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At Toulouse-Blagnac, AIRBUS uses DuPont Tyvek®/Tychem® coveralls to help protect workers during paint spraying, aircraft maintenance and inspections.
- Merck protecting staff with new DuPont™ Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal chemical protective garment
- SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers
- Fire Brigade Tests Tychem® TK Fully Encapsulating Suit from DuPont
- New Tychem® TK suits from DuPont provide total head-to-toe protection in industrial, emergency response and domestic preparedness applications
- Energiewerke Nord GmbH has been relying on protective coveralls made from DuPont™ Tyvek® for over ten years
DuPont Trains Fleet Street News Crews in Biohazard Protection
DuPont trains Fleet Street broadcasting and print media news teams for the possibility of a flu pandemic or other biohazard emergency.
Altona Ambulance Service Uses Tychem® F to Protect from Pathogens
Altona Ambulance Service turns to Tychem® F as a bio-barrier against highly contagious pathogens.
Rohm and Haas facilitates Employee Safety with DuPont Personal Protection
Rohm and Haas, a global leader in specialty materials, appoints DuPont to provide protection expertise at its 70 hectare site in Alsace, France.
How Holcim Cement Workers Switched to Tyvek® Coverall
Cement production employees at Holcim AG have switched from disposable SMS garments to DuPontTM TYVEK® chemical protective garments.
Ledoux & Tyvek® Coveralls
Purchasing Managers from the French Groupe Ledoux explain why they selected Tyvek® coveralls to protect their workforce.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort
DuPont has added more innovations to its protective garment range with enhanced design features that offer improved personal protection while ensuring comfort and ease of movement for the wearer.
DuPont introduces DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J limited-use coverall
A+A 2013 marks the market launch of the new Tyvek® 800 J coverall by DuPont, the specialists in innovative body protection.
- Tyvek® 500 Xpert Ecopack
DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J protective garment increases the safety and comfort of operators at S.G.A.-J.Meyer
Sanitation and cleaning operations on site involve risks for the operators. In accordance with its safety procedures, S.G.A.-J. Meyer recently called on DuPont to replace all its protective clothing, opting for the new DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J garment.
- Tyvek® 800J for breathable liquid-tight protection
New packaging concept for DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 Xpert can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 Xpert Eco-Pack can have a significantly reduced impact on the environment when compared to its standard packaging format.
- DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ - facilitating garment selection
Cytostatic Contamination Protection with Tyvek® and Tychem®
In addition to providing product protection, Tyvek® and Tychem® also meet the requirements of Category III for personal protection from chemicals.
- Virus hunters search for the next deadly disease outbreak wearing Tyvek® coveralls
Donning and Doffing
Learn more about the correct procedures for the donning and doffing of personal protective coveralls.
Cleanroom Protection with Tyvek® Clothing
Effective combination of personal and product protection in a Cleanroom.
Excellent Permeation Resistance to Chemicals
Independent tests confirm that protective clothing made of DuPont™ Tyvek® provides excellent permeation resistance to chemicals.