Comfortable chemical protective clothing for paint applications
Workers who apply paint need dependable protection against dust, sprays and light liquid splashes. But they also need garments that can stand up to bending, crouching and scuffs from rough surfaces like metal, concrete and wood.
Protective garments from DuPont, thanks to the inherent properties of their fabrics, combine protection, comfort, and durability, to safeguard people as well as the sensitive processes in which they are involved.
Paint can be divided into three major categories:
- solvent-based paints,
- water-based paints and
- powder paints.
Each requires a specific level of protection against the risks users are exposed to when preparing
surfaces or when applying the paint.
Protection of the wearer
For many types of painting and finishing work requiring liquid and particulate protection, DuPont recommends the use of DuPont™ Tyvek® protective coveralls, combining protection, comfort and durability that have already proved tremendously popular in the motor industry. This range of Category III chemical protective clothing is especially effective against water based and powder paint, given the size of the particulates.
Just as important, garments made with Tyvek® are always soft, lightweight and air-permeable, providing workers with a high level of on-the-job comfort. Their non-restrictive design gives workers a greater range of movement with less binding—no matter how many hours they put in.
Some specific types of paintwork present risks not only when applying the paint, but also when preparing the paint or cleaning tools, using solvent washers. For all potentially hazardous tasks, DuPont™ Tychem® 6000 F accessories are strongly recommended and effectively complete the high-level protection offered by Tyvek® protective clothing range.
Protection of the process
In some cases, protective clothing must not only protect employees, but also the manufacturing process against human contamination. To avoid additional costs and prevent any quality issues, it is important for the garments used during paint spraying and surface treatment operations not to shed fibres or cause contamination. Tyvek® is highly resistant to abrasion, and its low linting surface is less likely to affect the final product.
Material tests carried out by an independent test laboratory in accordance with BS 6909 showed that Tyvek® sheds considerably fewer particles in comparison with other protective garment materials, e.g. SMS (Spunbond/ Meltblown/ Spunbond) used for ProShield® 20 or MPF (Microporous Film) used for ProShield® 60. This can significantly reduce the need for additional polishing work.
Protective clothing and accessories from DuPont for paint application
Choosing the type of protective clothing best suited to the situation therefore depends on a number of factors, including the products handled, the type of paint or surface treatment product, the concentration of the chemicals used and the type of application (projection, spraying, etc.).
For more information about how to be effectively protected during paint activities, please click here.
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 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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.
- SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers
Boat builder Boneteau 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.
- Cheers DuPont! Malteurop toasts a better approach to worker safety
At Toulouse-Blagnac, AIRBUS uses DuPont Tyvek®/Tychem® coveralls to help protect workers during paint spraying, aircraft maintenance and inspections.
- Comfort and protection in manufacturing
- Protecting workers at Severfield steelworks is no sweat with DuPont™ Tyvek®
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 DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 S disposable coverall for comfortable and effective protection
Dusseldorf, 5 November 2013. DuPont, specialists in innovative body protection, is introducing at A+A 2013 a new Tychem® coverall that provides a new alternative for workers seeking safe and comfortable protection in more demanding applications.
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
Excellent Permeation Resistance to Chemicals
Independent tests confirm that protective clothing made of DuPont™ Tyvek® provides excellent permeation resistance to chemicals.
Cleanroom Protection with Tyvek® Clothing
Effective combination of personal and product protection in a Cleanroom.
Donning and Doffing
Learn more about the correct procedures for the donning and doffing of personal protective coveralls.
- Tyvek® 500 Xpert Ecopack