The new offering is expected to be launched at the Electra Mining 2014.
The science company specialising in innovative body protection developed Tychem 4000 S laminated with a chemical barrier film that presents wearers with an optimum barrier against a range of chemical environments and hazards while also being supple and lightweight.
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Tychem 4000 S will be commercially available to end-users through authorised distributors from September 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,” the company statement read.
“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,” added Chloe Caux-Wetherell, new product leader EMEA at DuPont Protection Technologies.
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Caux-Wetherell said the company considers the launch of Tychem 4000 S as a further step towards worker safety.
According to the company, the product acts as a barrier to permeation by more than 100 chemicals.
“Tychem 4000 S garments utilises 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,” says DuPont.
The product also provides high chemical protection, the suppleness and flexibility of the fabric results in a lightweight, comfortable garment that is easy to wear.