Tychem® garments

 
 
 

DuPont™ Tychem®—Protecting industrial workers for 30 Years

For protection against chemical hazards, industrial workers choose DuPont™ Tychem® garments.   

Every day, thousands of industrial workers suit up in our garments, so we make sure that our Tychem® chemical protective clothing goes through rigorous performance testing. Tychem® fabrics have been tested by third-party labs for permeation against hundreds of chemicals and at various concentrations. The result is a comprehensive database of thousands of chemical permeation results, including toxic liquids, gases, warfare agents and the ASTM F1001 standard list of challenge chemicals. No matter what the challenge, we believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on protection. Join thousands of wearers worldwide and give Tychem® a try. Please visit our free online SafeSPEC™ selector tool to determine the most appropriate protection based on your hazard risk assessment.

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When it comes to chemical hazards, details are everything.
 

The trusted performance of DuPont™ Tychem® garments begins with our unique chemical barrier fabrics, which undergo testing by third-party labs. We have compiled a comprehensive database of chemical permeation results to support that Tychem® fabrics will stand up to hundreds of chemicals, ranging from toxic liquids and vapors to sarin and chlorine gas. This resource can be accessed on our website at safespec.dupont.com .

Garment construction is crucial as well. Secure seams and zippers; proper sizing; the fit and design of hoods and accessories; and even garment colors—all play a critical role in helping keep workers protected on the job. DuPont offers a wide variety of garment styles—from hoods and shoe covers to aprons, coveralls and fully encapsulated suits.

 
 
 

 

Fabric

The barrier fabrics and construction methods used in Tychem® garments help prevent penetration and permeation by chemical hazards. As permeation testing is the most sensitive measure, extensive permeation testing assures that every Tychem® garment provides the appropriate level of protection.

 
 
 

Penetration

Bulk movement of a material through a pore, gap or defect in the barrier fabric.

Permeation

Movement of a material through barrier fabric on a molecular level.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Seam Construction

Always select garments with strong, tight seams that are appropriately constructed for your application.

 
 
 

Serged or Sewn*

Threads interlock around the raw edges of two pieces of material. Strong and stress resistant.

Bound*

Tightly sewn with a reinforced outer binding. For potential misting exposure to non-hazardous liquids or particle penetration.

Taped

Sewn and taped to provide strong resistance to chemical splashes and physical stress.

 

*Serged and/or bound seams are degraded by some hazardous liquid chemicals, such as strong acids, and should not be worn when these chemicals are present.

Double Taped

Sewn and taped on the inside and the outside for strong resistance to chemicals and physical stress.

 

 

Garment Style

DuPont offers a wide variety of garment styles, ranging from hoods and shoe covers to aprons, coveralls and fully encapsulated suits. Fully encapsulated suits are available with front or rear entry, with a flat back for airline accommodation or with an expanded back for SCBA accommodation.

 
 
 

Standard Hood

Covered, braided elastic keeps hood snug around face

Respirator Fit Hood

Designed with a longer zipper for complete coverage of the neck area

Standard Faceshield

Provides ample room for a mask-mounted regulator

EX (Extra Wide) Faceshield

Wider and longer for expanded peripheral and vertical viewing

Chemical/HAZMAT protection

Extreme protection for extreme environments

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Tychem® gloves

If you face multiple chemical hazards, face them with confidence. Tychem® gloves are part of a single system for complete on the job protection.

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