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New DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 S Disposable Coverall

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DuPont is introducing a new Tychem® coverall that provides a new alternative for workers seeking safe and comfortable protection in more demanding applications.

Tychem® 4000 S, made from DuPont™ Tyvek® laminated with a chemical barrier film, presents wearers with an optimum barrier against a range of chemical environments and hazards while also being supple and lightweight. Commercial availability of Tychem® 4000 S is scheduled for May 2014.

For workers exposed to harmful chemicals, the requirement to wear chemical protective clothing goes without saying. In such situations, many Type 3 protective coveralls are considered to be restrictive and uncomfortable.

“We believe that uncomfortable personal protective equipment (PPE) can influence non-compliance of safety procedures in the workplace, and that by developing proper and comfortable PPE, we can help to improve compliance and thus reduce the risk of injury,” explains Chloe Caux-Wetherell, new product leader EMEA at DuPont Protection Technologies. “With this in mind, we consider the launch of Tychem® 4000 S as a further step towards worker safety.”

A barrier to permeation by more than 100 chemicals
Tychem® 4000 S garments utilize a chemical barrier film laminated to Tyvek® fabric to achieve a barrier to permeation by a broad range of inorganic and also organic chemicals, including phenol, ethanol and methanol.

As well as providing high chemical protection, the suppleness and flexibility of the fabric results in a lightweight, comfortable garment that is easy to wear. Great care has also been placed in optimizing the shape and fit of the garment, particularly when moving.

At the same time, the new garment benefits from several smart design features, such as a double-zip and double-cuff systems, that enhance its user-acceptance and the overall protection it affords. Worker safety is also enhanced by the white color of Tychem® 4000 S garments as it provides a contrast across a wide range of natural backgrounds.

Tychem® 4000 S will be commercially available to end-users through authorized distributors from May 2014.

To find out more information about the new garment, including further details on its barrier performance, please visit the company’s recently-launched online garment selection tool www.safespec.dupont.co.uk or its website http://chemicalprotection.dupont.co.uk.