DuPont Protection Solutions announced the launch of DuPont Tychem 2000 SFR, a new chemical and secondary flame protection garment. This latest addition to the broad offering of DuPont Tyvek and Tychem protective apparel solutions is designed for use in refineries, petrochemical plants, laboratories and hazardous maintenance operations where dual protection against chemical and fire hazard threats is paramount to worker safety.
“By providing dual protection, Tychem 2000 SFR meets the unique needs of industrial workers and HazMat responders who are exposed to both chemical and fire hazard threats, giving them the trusted protection they need to accomplish bigger things,” said David Domnisch, global marketing manager for Tyvek Protective Apparel.
Tychem 2000 SFR provides an effective barrier against a range of inorganic acids and bases, plus industrial cleaning chemicals, as well as particles. In the event of a flash fire, Tychem 2000 SFR garments will not ignite, and therefore do not contribute to additional burn injury if the wearer uses appropriate flame-resistant (FR) personal protective equipment (PPE). If a fire hazard exists, Tychem 2000 SFR garments must be worn over an appropriate FR garment, along with other PPE that protects workers’ faces, hands and feet.
Special features of the Tychem 2000 SFR coverall include: a respirator fit hood with DuPont ProShield 6 SFR fabric lining; chin flap with double-sided adhesive tape for secure placement; elastic at the waist and tunnelled elastic at the hood, wrist and ankle for improved fit. The garment design also includes a single flap closure over the zipper, with double-sided adhesive tape for additional chemical protection.