Nuclear Protective Clothing
When worn in white zones in nuclear facilities, power generators and research laboratories, nuclear protective clothing made of DuPont™ Tyvek® helps prevent dust particles and liquids from contaminating skin and undergarments. Decontamination and disposal of contaminated garments after use help prevent secondary contamination.
The tragic disaster in Japan raises questions about protection from nuclear hazards. This question can be divided into two main areas:
Ionising Radiation Hazards
The fabrics used in
Radioactive Contaminated Particle or Liquid Hazards
For hazards associated with radioactive contaminated particles or liquids, rather than blocking the radiation itself, appropriate garments are designed to
Chemical protective garments are intended for single use so that a cross-contamination with radioactive particles can be
Tyvek® 500 Xpert, Tyvek® 600 Plus, Tychem® 2000 C Standard, as well as Tychem® 6000 F Standard
Because there is such a broad spectrum of tasks, and of radioactive contamination risks, DuPont offers a wide range of nuclear protective clothing.
Furthermore, since radioactive contamination can be found in wet, dry or mixed environments, DuPont has also taken these hazards into consideration.
Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Workers who deal with hazardous substances need confidence in their protective apparel. DuPont™ Tyvek® fabric used in Tyvek® protective apparel is engineered to typically resist particles down to 1 micron in size, including particles such as lead, asbestos, and mould, and helps provide a barrier against many water-based liquid chemicals in low concentration and biological hazards.
- 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
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.
UKAEA protective clothing developed with DuPont
UKAEA uses DuPont Personal Protection expertise to provide a solution for its specific protective clothing needs.
- Comfort and protection in manufacturing
- Comfort and safety in industrial cleaning
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.
Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference
Touch any garment from the comprehensive DuPont ™ Tyvek® product range and you immediately notice the difference. Antistatically-treated Tyvek® is a unique and versatile material that is tough and exceptionally low-linting, yet extremely light and soft. It is permeable to air and water vapour, yet repels water-based liquids and aerosols, as well as fine particles and fibres.
Professor Tytonius & Tyvek® Protection
DuPont introduces Professor Victor Tytonius, the cyber scientist who specialises in worker protection and chemical protective clothing and materials.
- DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ - facilitating garment selection
- 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.
- Tyvek® 500 Xpert Ecopack