When it comes to hazmat response, you have to know that the garment you’re wearing is built to withstand a wide variety of chemical combinations that may crop up in disastrous circumstances. When it comes to general purpose chemical protection apparel, we have found none better than that made from Zytron 500 fabric, manufactured into coveralls, overgarments, and encapsulating suits by Kappler, leaders in patented fabrics, seaming techniques, and garment designs combined to keep the wearer protected against chemical hazards in the workplace.
Level A chemical protection suits require fabric that must be worn for long periods of time, over an air tank and normal clothing, without risk of permeation or weak points that can compromise suit integrity. Zytron 500 fabric by Kappler delivers with double-taped seams that are sewn shut and then sealed via hot air taping on both sides for maximum strength. They are designed to be used with a butyl outer glove and a film liner glove, and use attached sock boots with boot flaps for added protection at normally vulnerable areas. They are tested against a full battery of toxic chemicals – including acetone, sulfuric acid, toluene, ammonia gas, and chlorine gas – with no signs of breakthrough at eight hours of wear. Even the PVC zippers are gas-tight and covered by double storm flaps with hook and loop closures to create a heavy-duty garment that provides maximum peace of mind when worn appropriately.
Chemical protection apparel is used in petrochemical refineries, chemical handling, and refueling operations on a day to day basis, as well as for hazardous material cleanup and hazmat response teams. All need maximum protection against liquid and airborne chemicals that would be harmful or deadly, and a proper hazardous materials suit made of Zytron 500 is an excellent choice for most types of hazard one might face. Contact us at American Work Safety for a 10% discount on your next quantity quote for chemical protection apparel.