Chemical Protection for Our Protectors
Military men and women face some of the most unimaginable dangers — many of which can’t be seen. To help protect them against chemical and biological threats, DuPont offers garments for chemical protection.
From the high-performance vapor protection, abrasion resistance and flame-impingement protection of NFPA 1991, through the chemical and biological protection of Class 2 ensembles certi?ed to NFPA 1994, and the liquid splash protection of NFPA 1992, DuPont offers protective gear tailored to a host of different hazards. These garments offer a range of chemical protection needed for situations such as initial entry, victim rescue, release mitigation, evidence collection, body removal, and site cleanup. Our certified garments are available in a variety of styles including Level A encapsulated suits, Level B coveralls, and an enhanced Level B suit that has been designed to provide increased liquid and vapor protection without encapsulation.
Tychem® TK Suits
Specifically developed for protection against toxic chemicals, corrosive gases, liquids, and military warfare agents. Available in a variety of styles, including fully encapsulated suits.
Tychem® Responder® CSM Suits
Used extensively for demilitarization projects involving chemical warfare agents such as lewisite, mustard, tabun, sarin, soman and VX nerve agent.
Tychem® ThermoPro Coveralls
Combining the flash fire and electric arc protection of Nomex® with the chemical resistance of Tychem® in one dependable, durable garment.
Tychem® F Protective Coveralls
Protection against liquid chemical warfare agents and a wide variety of toxic chemicals.
Tyvek® Protective Coveralls
These limited-use coveralls offer protection from hazardous dry particulates.
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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 1992 provides standards for emergency response PPE against liquid splash, particulate materials, and non-carcinogenic vapors in HAZMAT environments.
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.
DuPont government collaboration connects local and federal institutions with DuPont engineers and scientists, helping to create hundreds of protection, energy, and food solutions. Read about our deep history and how we continue to work alongside the U.S. government to help make the world a safer place.
NFPA 1991 provides minimum levels of protection for emergency response personnel against adverse vapor, liquid splash, and particulate materials in HAZMAT environments.
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ISO 16602 overview from DuPont offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling, plus a link to FAQ about these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.
Preparing for ISO 16602 offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling involved in these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.