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Dupont Limited-Use Chemical-Resistant Apparel

Product Guide

Dupont Tyvek PPE ClassifactionWith so many options, selecting a protective garment can be as confusing as selecting a pair of work gloves.

To make it easier for customers to select the correct level of protection, DuPont Personal Protection has simplified its product identification system and replaced the original product names with an easy-to-follow numeric system.

COLOR-CODED PROTECTION

In addition, DuPont has replaced all garment patches and introduced new color-coded octagons on packaging and the garments that indicate the degree of protection. Grey indicates that the PPE can withstand non-hazardous liquids and particulates, while blue means that the PPE is protection against hazardous particulates and light chemical splash. The highest degree of protection – for PPE providing a reliable barrier against chemical, biological and thermal hazards – is indicated by orange branding. 

The global rebranding and recertification of its extensive range of limited-use PPE garments includes the ProShield®, Tyvek® and Tychem® brand of chemical-resistant products. For ease of ordering, product numbers and references were retained.

DuPont has developed HAZMAT garments , biohazard suits and more to help protect against the chemical and biological hazards they face while at work. To help assist you with the best fabric for the tasks, below is a general description of these styles.

PROSHIELD® GARMENTS

ProShield® offers a range of comfortable, soft and breathable limited-use garments that protect against non-hazardous dry particles and light liquid splash applications typically found in industrial situations.

  • ProShield® 6 SFR (Formerly Tempro®) - Secondary flame-resistant (SFR).  Lightweight overgarment helps protect and preserve primary flame-resistant garments. Provides barrier against non-hazardous particles and aerosols. Won’t ignite and burn when exposed to a flame.  Color blue.
  • ProShield® 10 (Formerly ProShield® Basic) – Comfort and quality at an affordable price for dirty and general duty applications. Features spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS) material. Available in blue, white colors.
  • ProShield® 30 (Formerly SureStep) – Slip resistant material for shoe/boot covers. Features spunbonded polypropylene with polyethylene film coating.
  • ProShield® 50  – Features microporous film laminated to a nonwoven fabric. Provides barrier against non-hazardous aerosols, light liquid splash and dry particles. Uses include janitorial, sanitation, general maintenance. White color.
  • Proshield® 60 (Formerly ProShield® NexGen®) – Feature microporous film laminated to a nonwoven fabric. Provides barrier against non-hazardous aerosols, light liquid splash and dry particles.  Uses include automotive refinishing, waste cleanup and sanitation engineering.
  • Proshield® 70 (Formerly ProShield® 3) –Skid resistant material for shoe/boot covers. Provides non-hazardous liquid splash protection. Gray color.
  • Proshield® 80 – Features a hydrophobic outer layer. Breathable fabric with MVTR measured according to ASTM D6701. Bound seams exceed seam stength as defined in ASTM F3352. Meets US industry requirements for blood (ASTM F1670) and viral penetration (ASTM F1671). Blue color.

 

TYVEK® GARMENTS

DuPont Tyvek® is a versatile material that’s durable and comfortable, providing an excellent barrier against hazardous fine particles, chemicals, lead, mold and asbestos. A unique nonwoven material with protection built in to the fabric itself, Tyvek® has no films or laminates that can abrade or wear away over time. The Tyvek® range resists a wide array of low-pressurized, water-based low-concentration chemicals and particles down to 1 micron in size. Tyvek® also provides an ideal balance of protection, durability and comfort to employees in industrial applications and contamination control environments, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, automotive, and utilities.

  • Tyvek® 400 D (Formerly Tyvek® Dual) – Balanced design of comfort, durability and protection. Suited for workers involved in strenuous activities. Made from polypropylene spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS) fabric front for barrier protection against non-hazardous dry particles and light liquid splash applications.  White color.
  • Tyvek® 400 (Formerly Tyvek®) – Balanced design of comfort, durability and protection. Breathable inherent barrier protection against hazardous dry particles, aerosols and non-hazardous light liquid splash. Excellent abrasion resistance; protects against hazardous particles down to  one micron in size. When used with other PPE, it can help reduce cross contamination on pandemic response. White color.
  • Tyvek® 500 HV - Durability and breathability of Tyvek®. Ideal for dangerous environments, darkness or  poor weather conditions. Tyvek® 500 HV is fluorescent orange with retro-reflective bands  for high visibility.
  • Tyvek® 600 (Formerly Tyvek® Plus) - Composed of flashspun high-density polyethylene.  Category III Type 4-B, 5-B and 6-B. Protection against infective agents (EN 14126), including resistance to penetration by blood and body fluids using synthetic blood (ISO 16603). Fabric and seams offer chemical permeation barrier to low concentration water-based inorganic chemicals. White color.
  • Tyvek® 800 - Combines resistance to low-concentration,  water-based, inorganic chemicals  (even under pressure). Category III, Type 3-B, 4-B, 5-B  and 6-B. Protection against infective agents (EN 14126), including resistance to penetration by blood and body fluids using synthetic blood (ISO 16603). Suitable for industrial cleaning, chemical packaging/redistribution, waste treatment/disposal, environmental remediation. White color.

TYCHEM® GARMENTS

Tychem® brand chemical protective garments are used by HAZMAT responders, law enforcement, hospital first receivers and military personnel.  This brand of protective garments helps protect against a variety of hazards—from light liquid splash to heavy exposures of industrial chemicals and warfare agents.

Tychem® fabrics have been tested by third party labs for permeation against hundreds of chemicals. The result is chemical protection available against hundreds of toxic liquids and vapors from sarin to chlorine gas.  

  • Tychem® 2000 (Formerly Tyvek® QC) – Used by petroleum, pulp and paper,  food and chemical processing  and pharmaceutical industries.  Made with polyethylene-coated Tyvek® fabric  for light liquid splash protection that provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 40 chemical challenges. Meets ASTM F1670 and ASTM F1671 tests, offering bloodborne pathogen protection. Yellow color for high visibility.
  • Tychem® 2000 SFR- Provides an effective barrier against a range of chemicals, as well as secondary flame resistance when worn over primary flame resistant (FR) garments. Provides protection against a  multitude of inorganic acids and  bases as well as a range of industrial cleaning formulations. garments are appropriate per NFPA 2113 Section 5.1.9. Green color for discretionary purposes
  • Tychem® 4000 (Formerly Tychem® SL) – Used for waste management, hazardous response and  nuclear environments. The Tyvek® laminate material provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 120 chemical. Meets ASTM F1670 and ASTM F1671 tests, offering bloodborne  pathogen protection. White color for high visibility.
  • Tychem® 5000 (Formerly Tychem® CPF 3) - Intended for use by law enforcement, Hazmat and hospital personnel.  Features a multi-layer barrier film laminated to a durable fabric. Tychem® 5000 provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 145 chemical challenges. Uses include chemical and petrochemical handling, hazardous materials/waste cleanup, industrial Hazmat teams, utilities and domestic preparedness. Tan color for discretionary purposes.  Select styles are certified to NFPA 1992 Standard on Liquid Plash Protection.
  • Tychem® 6000 (Formerly Tychem® F) - Used by military personnel and first responders for chemical warfare agent situations and exposure to industrial chemicals. Features a barrier film laminated to Tyvek®. Provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 180 chemical challenges. Available in high visibility and gray for discretionary purposes. Select styles are certified to NFPA 1992 Standard on Liquid Plash Protection.
  • Tychem® 6000 FR (Formerly Tychem® ThermoPro)  - Flame-resistant (FR). Provides triple hazard protection from chemicals, flash fire and electric arc, combining the trusted chemical protection of Tychem® with the flame and arc flash protection of Nomex® into a single garment. Has an arc rating of 15 cal/cm² Ebt. Meets NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing Protection. Select styles are certified to NFPA 1992 Standard on Liquid Plash Protection. Available in hi-viz orange and gray for discretionary purposes.
  • Tychem® 9000 (Formerly Tychem® BR) - Broad protection for hazardous material handlers .  Features a multi-layer composite barrier laminated to a strong, nonwoven substrate. Tear-, puncture- and abrasion-resistant for lasting, consistent protection. Provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 280 chemical challenges. Yellow for high visibility.
  • Tychem® Responder® CSM - High-level protection against toxic and corrosive gaseous, liquid and  solid chemicals . Features multiple barrier films laminated to both sides of a strong substrate fabric. Tychem® Responder® CSM provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 320 chemical challenges. NAFTA/TAA compliant. Tan color for discretionary purposes.
  • Tychem® 10000 (Formerly Tychem® TK) - Premium protection against toxic  and corrosive gaseous, liquid and solid chemicals. Leading garment chosen by Hazmat responders worldwide. Extremely durable, puncture- and  tear-resistant fabric. Wide range of garment styles,  including totally encapsulated, vapor protective Level A and liquid-splash protective Level B suits. Tychem® 10000 provides at least 30 minutes of protection against  more than 320 chemical challenges. NAFTA/TAA compliant. Lime yellow for high visibility. Select styles certified to NFPA 1994 Class 2 Standard for First Responders to Hazardous Emergencies and CBRN Terrorism Incidents.
  • Tychem® 10000 FR  (Formerly Tychem® Reflector®)  - “Single skin” garment offers broad chemical holdout. Ideally suited for industrial and  Hazmat situations. Tychem® 10000 FR provides at least  30 minutes of protection against  more than 290 chemical challenges. Certified to NFPA 1991, Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies and CBRN Terrorism Incidents, with flash fire escape and liquefied gas options. NAFTA/TAA compliant. High-visibility silver color.

Taking on the toughest jobs requires an even tougher person. For those professionals dedicated to pushing the limits, DuPont PPE is dedicated to keeping you protected - every step of the way.

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