Tyvek® helps protect you and your work in the bodyshop
With a protective barrier built into the material, Tyvek® coveralls help ensure that users enjoy efficient, high-performance protection at all times. Tyvek® has an ultra-smooth surface that repels low concentrated inorganic liquids and aerosols while discouraging solid particles from adhering. Tyvek® coveralls also pass type 5 protection against solid particulates (EN ISO 13982-1), with extremely low inward leakage levels.
Tyvek® coveralls combine superb protection and rugged durability with relaxed comfort. The unique manufacturing process used for Tyvek® makes the material fabric permeable to both air and water vapor. Extremely lightweight (42g/m2), soft and supple, Tyvek® garments are designed to offer users considerable freedom of movement. Thanks to its single-layer composition, Tyvek® is also extremely resistant to abrasion and tearing.
DuPont offers a wide range of chemical protection solutions for most surface treatments and coating work: Tyvek® 400, Tyvek® 500, Tyvek® 600, Tyvek® 400D and Tyvek® accessories.
Industry tests such as the “crater test” (used in the automotive industry) have shown that garments made of DuPont™ Tyvek® do not release substances liable to damage coatings. Because Tyvek® garments are made of extremely dense, continuous and tough polyethene fibers, they do not shed or release surface-damaging compounds, thereby minimising the risk of surface contamination while they are being treated. Furthermore, Tyvek® coveralls help protect surfaces from contamination caused by operators’ hair, skin and particles from clothing worn underneath protective garments. The combination of the Tyvek® garment’s smooth surface and the antistatic treatment helps prevent particles from adhering.
Enhanced protection: Tychem® 6000 garments and accessories
For tasks linked to painting, as the preparation of the paint, cleaning or the use of solvent fountains, DuPont recommends its range of Tychem® 6000 lightweight, high-performance garments and accessories (sleeves, apron, gown, slip-retardant overboots). Tychem® 6000 also helps offer protection against biological risks, a broad range of highly concentrated inorganic chemicals and organic chemicals. For organic solvents like aromatic compounds and aliphatic hydrocarbons, the use of a Tychem® 6000 protective coverall should also be considered. Tychem® is very lightweight and low-linting, and, like Tyvek®, it is tear- and abrasion-resistant and contains no fillers or binders liable to be released by the material.
Watch and see how different materials found in protective garments hold up to the power of a paintball moving at 200 ft/sec.