One major innovation is the Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal, a tight coverall that features an integral rubber seal around the hood aperture. Designed to provide a perfect fit and tightness when wearing a full-face mask, this is the garment of choice for applications where liquid leaks may be a particular hazard. As well as providing protection for the wearer, the FaceSeal eliminates the need to use supplementary taping, which saves time when donning and doffing the garment and could therefore improve response times in emergency situations. The Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal offers excellent frontal protection thanks to a horizontal back opening that allows the user to step into the garment before pulling on the upper section. The rear vent is then secured using a zipper and flap with poppers. Attached dissipative socks combined with antistatic treatment on the inside enable the garment to be used in explosive zones**. The Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal also features attached undergloves, double-taped seams and elastication at the wrists and waist.
A second introduction is the Tychem® 6000 F coverall, which has an ergonomically designed hood for excellent compatibility with face masks. This garment is also equipped with double cuffs – the inner one knitted to prevent chafing – which makes it perfect for wearing with double gloves. All these features in combination mean that the Tychem® 6000 F is designed for optimum comfort and protection in a wide range of hazardous situations and acts as an effective barrier to infective agents and radioactive contamination. Tychem® 6000 F also features a double zip closure and can be reused if not contaminated.
A further new addition from DuPont is Tychem® F with dissipative socks: a smart solution that allows the wearer to discharge static electricity through conductive shoes and into the floor without the need for an additional earthing cable. This hooded coverall has a boot flap and integrated socks offering electrostatic dissipative performance due to the specially designed sole. Completing the new introductions is Tychem® 4000 S, a general-purpose coverall that is made from soft, supple fabric for maximum comfort and wearability. Its protective qualities are due to a chemical barrier film that is laminated to DuPont™ Tyvek® protective material. Features include a large zipper that makes it easy to fasten and unfasten when wearing gloves and seam barriers as robust as the fabric. Options include integrated socks.
All of these new garments carry the relevant European standards for use in Type 3 hazardous areas and are suitable for either single use or multiple use if not contaminated or damaged.
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