From R&D to waste management, biohazardous materials are a constant danger to workers. And while disposable protective coveralls are a defensive option, it can be hard to choose which brand to go with.
When natural materials fail to provide the required chemical resistances and durability levels, DuPont’s Tyvek and Tychem will. Hazmat suits and coveralls of all varieties can be found made of these hardy materials!
Tyvek and Tychem are synthetic materials made for use in PPE. But which one should you choose? .In this article, we’ll be comparing Tyvek and Tychem to see which one is best for your workplace.
DUPONT® CHEMICAL COVERALL CHART
TYVEK® Protective Apparel
TYCHEM® Protective Apparel
Tychem is Tyvek on steroids. It’s a reinforced material that defends against a wide variety of biological and chemical hazards. Accredited by third-party labs and tested for permeation effectiveness against hundreds of chemicals, Tychem was developed for your peace of mind. Note that Tychem garments are tested for its permeability, which is a very exacting test that measures how much hazard can move through the garment on a molecular level. Tychem suits are also made using a variety of seam styles to match your needs, as different seams work better against different hazards. All this protection does come at a slight cost to comfort and weight, but Tychem remains the best option for heavier chemical work. Workers who wear full Tychem coveralls know they’re receiving the best possible protection against heavy chemical spills.
• Great splash resistance
• Variety of seam options for more protection
TYVEK® Protection Chart
TYCHEM® Protection Chart
*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.
Regardless of your selection, you’ll be sure to have good chemical protection when you place your trust in DuPont’s proprietary fabrics!
DuPont Tyvek coveralls and Tychem coveralls are a great chemical resistant coverall that will meet your workplace needs. If you have any questions or would like some advice, feel free to
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