Industrial cleaning services include everything from routine maintenance to tank cleaning and workers can be exposed to a wide variety of hazards in often complicated or dangerous conditions. In addition to taking into account the immediate risks associated with gas inhalation, exposure to hazardous particles, biological hazards and chemical substances, it is important to consider long-term health risks. It is required to select the right type of protective garment for each specific threat.Often, industrial cleaning services consist of working in areas with risk of explosion and confined spaces such as silos, ducts, sections of aircraft wings and underground tunnels with harnesses and safety equipment that can generate a high level of physical stress.
Confidence protection against chemicals in extreme environmentsGarments made of DuPont ™ Tyvek® and DuPont ™ Tychem® are durable, lightweight and available in a wide variety of sizes. The garments are resistant to tearing and abrasion, to maintain the level of protection throughout the application, since the barrier fabric remains intact.The design is not just a matter of image: the key is in the details.The general design of a garment is a fundamental element that must be taken into account in any evaluation of the performance of the protection of an item of clothing. The design is not just a matter of image. It plays a fundamental role in the fit and performance of the garment.
Have you ever tried to slip a protective glove down the sleeve of a suit and have not succeeded? Has a protective suit been torn off by the crotch or the armpit? Have the seams of a suit exploded when moving? Is the part of the chin and neck exposed when the head is turned? Are the forearms exposed when making upward movements?Protective suits manufactured by DuPont have been designed to help offer protection, comfort, and freedom of movement. Garments made by DuPont undergo rigorous safety assurance procedures that include defined frequencies for the fabric, seams and physical properties of the clothing and barrier, as well as fit and visual quality inspection tests that go beyond of the minimum requirements of the CE certification.Innovative details for reliable protectionDuPont suits have been specially designed to offer compatibility with other safety equipment. For example, hoods in garments from the Tychem type 3-B range or the Tyvek Classic Plus type 4-B range are specially designed to fit snugly around a full face mask. Other new design features that contribute to safety include the following (specific to each model):• Considerations on the technology of the seams: – Strong seams, sewn and covered with barrier tape that offer the same protection barrier as the fabric.
A joined merely seam (in one step, low-cost production) can present areas with a weak union or capillary channels through which substances can penetrate. DuPont suits are produced with two-step seams covered with ribbons so that the seams are sturdy and there is no risk of chemical permeability at the seams. – Patent pending “smart seams,” a new patent-pending technology that offers greater protection against aerosol liquids compared to conventional stitching.• Elastic waistband that sticks to minimize stitch holes and maximize protection• Loops (necessary when working with the raised arms, since they avoid that the sleeves go up)• Integrated socks (designed to be worn inside footwear or safety boots)• Ankle flaps (combined with the built-in socks) that fit over the safety boots and constitute the ideal protection.