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DuPont Personal Protection Are you wearing the right protective garment for your needs?

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DuPont has long been recognised for its leadership in the field of industrial safety, continually setting standards that help to limit work-related accidents and health problems. Choosing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an important part of safety management. When it comes to limited-use chemical protective clothing, how can you make sure you choose the right garment and material? It is not enough to ensure that the garment carries the CE marking The European Union has identified six levels of protection (Types) to facilitate the choice of chemical protective clothing. To...

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3 Contamination by radioactive particles Chemical protection Biological protection Body Body Body Type 1 Gaseous, vapours Type 3 Liquids Type 4 Sprays Type 5 Solid particles, fi bres Type 6 Light sprays, low-volume splashes Protection against contaminated liquids Protection against contaminated dusts EN 1073-2 EN 943-1/-2 - ET EN 14605 EN 14605 EN ISO 13982-1 EN 13034 EN 14126 EN 6529 (see page 10) EN 6530 (see page 10) Coveralls range Coveralls range Coveralls range TYCHEM® TK. TYCHEM® F2, TYCHEM® F2, TYCHEM® F2, TYCHEM® F Standard TYCHEM ® F Standard TYCHEM® F Standard TYCHEM® C2, TYCHEM...

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4 Tips for a safe selection When evaluating the qualities of a suit for a particular job, industrial safety and economic factors both play an important role in the final decision. Protective barrier Without doubt, this is the most important consideration in the selection process. The material from which the suit is made must be proven to offer protection against all the hazardous substances to which the wearer could be exposed to. Quality In addition to the quality of the garment’s material, the quality of garment manufacturing also plays a vital role in the overall level of protection....

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5 To help you choose the right garment, fill in our “Garment selection questionnaire” on our Web site:, or contact our Techline Team on +352 621 164 043. „» Tyvek® provides a barrier against low concentrations of several inorganic chemicals and against particles which are greater than 1ìm „» Tyvek® is highly resistant to tearing and abrasion „» It is permeable to air and water vapour „» It is extremely lightweight and flexible, allowing wearers to move freely Tyvek®

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6 Type 1 ET / Norm EN 943-2 Specifies the minimum requirements for the chemical protective suits used by emergency teams (ET), including component parts such as gloves and boots, which may be specified elsewhere. Type 1 / Norm EN 943-1 Specifies the minimum requirements, test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for the following categories of ventilated/non-ventilated limited-use and reusable chemical protective suits, including component parts such as gloves and boots, which may be specified elsewhere. „» Type 1: gas-tight chemical protective suit. „» Type 1a:...

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7 ... and knowing how to interpret them Type 4 / Norm EN 14605 Specifies the minimum requirements for the following categories of limited-use and reusable chemical protective clothing: „» Full-body protective clothing with spray-tight connections between the different parts of the clothing (Type 4: spray-tight clothing) and, if applicable, with spray-tight connections to component parts, such as hoods, gloves, boots, visors or respiratory protective equipment, which may be specified in other European standards. Examples of such clothing are one-piece coveralls or two-piece suits, with or...

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Test method Scope Norm Abrasion resistance Describes the method of testing abrasion resistance with the help of an apparatus. A standard on abrasion used as a reference for standards and specifications on protective clothing. Outlines the abrasion pre-treatment of materials, specimens of which are later used to evaluate the remaining protective properties after the test. EN 530 method 2 Flex cracking resistance Describes a method of assessing the resistance of coated materials to damage by repeated flexing. ISO 7854 method B Tensile strength Specifies a test method using a strip method,...

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Mechanical and barrier tests are described in terms of performance “class”. This classification system helps you to distinguish between the different barrier properties and the mechanical strength of garments bearing the same “Type” assessment. Minimum requirements are established for each “Type” assessment. There are 6 classes (1 is low - 6 is high). „» Conclusion: Some lines of business and exposure risks may call for more than the minimum level of protection. There may also be a huge variation in working conditions. Take the durability factor for example. When employees come into contact...

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10 Test method Scope Norm Permeation resistance Describes the laboratory test methods used to determine the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to permeation by liquid or vapour chemicals with either continuous or intermittent contact. EN ISO 6529 Penetration resistance and repellency Specifies a test method used to measure the indexes of penetration, absorption and repellency of protective clothing material exposed to liquid chemicals, mainly of low volatility. Two levels of the material’s potential performance are assessed by this method, in order to meet the possible...

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11 Test method Scope Norm Flex cracking resistance at low temperatures Specifies the method of assessing the resistance of coated materials to damage by repeated flexing. ISO 7854 method B Electrostatic properties Specifies the requirements for protective clothing which dissipates electrostatic charges to avoid electric discharge which could catch fire. These requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen-enriched inflammable atmospheres. The standard is not applicable for protection against main voltages. EN 1149-1: 2006 prEN 1149-5: 2005 Protection against infectious agents Specifies the...

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