- March 19, 2017
- Posted by: Matthew Miller
- Category: Blog
All protective suits may look identical in appearance. However, when it comes to superficial similarities, manufacturers such as Tyvek offer high quality protection along with comfort — more than most other protective suits available on the market.
Taking a closer look at the garment itself will give a clear indication of the difference in quality—Tyvek suits are not only made from versatile materials that are tough yet extremely lightweight, they are also soft and comfortable when worn.
Details on Tyvek
Manufactured by DuPont, a trusted leader for a variety of products and around for decades, Tyvek coveralls are available in a variety of styles — Type 4, 5 and 6. All of these have been widely tested by DuPont which leads the market in all standard testing for inward leakage, penetration and permeation.
They work well in repelling liquids and aerosols forming an excellent barrier against fine particles and fibres. The suit is anti-statically treated and has extremely low linting thanks to the unique nonwoven fabric that the suit is engineered from.
The suits are also abrasion resistant as they are not made using films or laminates that can wear off over time thus providing long term durability and use. In addition, the suit does not shed or contain any additives or fillers.
Tyveks protective suits offer superior protection against a variety of hazards including liquid, oils, chemicals, airborne elements and even tiny dust particles and fibres. The material is made from high density polythene fibres that offer high levels of resistance to wear and tear. Along with this robustness, the suit is still light and supple and perfectly permeable to air and water vapour.
The protection in the suits is built into the fabric itself which is flat spun and non-woven offering the wearer better movement and mobility without compromising on comfort.
Uses of the Suits
These suits can be used for a number of applications such as industrial safety, pharmaceutical, biological hazard protection, chemical protection, etc as they are engineered keeping safety in mind thus allowing the wearer to focus on the task at hand rather than worrying about the risk of contamination or exposure.
These suits also excel in work environments that call for protection from human contamination such as crime scenes, laboratories, etc.
That being said, choosing the right type of suit from the wide variety of protective suits available in the Tyvek series is extremely important to provide the necessary level of protection. There are several factors that need to be taken into account while doing so.
First is determining the type of risk — whether chemical, radioactive, environmental, etc. Next, is the length of exposure – this will help ascertain the right degree of protection needed.
And if you ever need assistance on selecting the right garment, you can always reach out to DuPont’s online tool called Techline which will help identify the right protective garment to best suits your needs.
Tyvek has long been known for its uses in dental or medical packaging; even Tyvek breather bags have already emerged in the market as well. But aside from its medical and sterilization uses, Tyvek is also is used for labels or product packaging. What’s great is Tyvek works very well and looks good even when it is printed on. Some printing companies even specialize on Tyvek prining, like that of Doranix’ customization of tags and labels. Indeed, Tyvek’s features makes it a very useful material.