New breathable protective solution for Type 3 garments

This winter marks the market launch of the new Tyvek® 800 J coverall by DuPont, the specialists in innovative body protection. The garment, based on the barrier performance of Tyvek®, uses proprietary technology to combine oil repellency and durable protection against pressurised jets of liquids and water-based chemicals with fabric breathability – an innovation in Type 3 (liquid tight) protection. Commercial availability of the new coverall is scheduled for April 2014.

“Employees involved in industrial cleaning or maintenance operations are frequently required to operate for long periods in humid, uncomfortable and often confined conditions,” explains Chloe Caux-Wetherell, new product leader EMEA at DuPont Protection Technologies. “The protective garments worn by workers can sometimes be associated with the risk of heat stress while carrying out such work, due to the impermeability of the fabric to both air and water. The Tyvek® 800 J offers protection against a range of low-risk chemical hazards and, in addition, is simultaneously comfortable and robust.”

Using impervious technology, the new Tyvek® 800 J achieves Category III, Type 3 liquid tight protection (jet)* as well as oil repellency. The coverall, whilst limited-use, is tough whilst also being permeable to both air and water vapour. It meets the requirements for protection against biological hazards (EN 14126), protection against radioactive contamination (EN 1073-2) and finally protection against electrostatic discharge (antistatic according to EN 1149-5).

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