Tychem® TK — For Extensive Protection Against Hazards
A leading garment for HAZMAT responders worldwide, Tychem® TK offers a high level of protection against toxic, corrosive gases and liquid chemicals.
Tychem® TK has excellent chemical barrier properties and high strength for enhanced durability. Developed for protection against toxic, corrosive gases and liquid chemicals, this high-performance chemical barrier fabric is suited for industrial, HAZMAT, and domestic preparedness applications. Tychem® TK garments are available to meet NFPA 1991 and NFPA 1994 standards. Tychem® TK 600T and TK601T are certified to NFPA 1991 and Tychem® TK612T and TK613T are certified to NFPA 1994. Tychem® TK fabrics are tested by a third party laboratory to assess its chemical permeation resistance. DuPont has data for over 320 chemicals in Tychem® TK SafeSPEC™ 2.0 so that the user can select an appropriate garment.
- Provides at least 30 minutes of protection against over 320 chemical challenges
- Chosen by HAZMAT responders worldwide
- Available in high-visibility lime yellow
- Garments include fully encapsulated, vapor protective Level A suit and liquid-splash protective Level B suits as well as coveralls and hoods.
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Product Data Sheets (4)
- Protective Clothing and Bloodborne Pathogens Technical Bulletin (PDF)
- Tychem® Garment User Manual (PDF)
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.
NFPA 1994 Overview
NFPA 1994 sets design, certification, and minimum performance requirements for Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, and Nuclear (CBRN) protective ensembles for first responders to incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents, and for first responders exposed to victims or materials during assessment, extrication, rescue, triage, decontamination, treatment, site security, crowd management, and force protection operations at incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents.
NFPA 1991 Overview
NFPA 1991 provides minimum levels of protection for emergency response personnel against adverse vapor, liquid splash, and particulate materials in HAZMAT environments.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Industrial Safety
- Biological Hazard Protection
Chemical Protection for Military
DuPont offers garments that help provide chemical protection for a host of different military hazards. See which Tyvek® and Tychem® garments offer the chemical protection needed for situations such as initial entry, victim rescue, release mitigation, evidence collection, body removal, and site cleanup.