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DuPont Launches Tyvek Dual Coverall

June 11, 2008

The protective garment features both Tyvek and ACT fabric.

DuPont is launching a new concept in Tyvek protection—the DuPont Tyvek Dual coverall. The protective garment features a front and sleeves made entirely from Tyvek fabric and a back panel made of DuPont's finely engineered advanced composite technology (ACT) fabric.

Applications that are physically demanding especially when combined with high ambient temperatures can make the wearing of some protective barrier garments uncomfortable due to restricted air-flow and water vapor permeability. DuPont’s new coverall is designed for highly demanding comfort requirements and limited protective requirements with specifically frontal exposures.

While the Tyvek material offers both excellent barrier protection against fine particles and fibers and repels water-based liquids and vapors and breathability, the ultra high air and water vapor permeability and tactile touch of DuPont's patented ACT fabric provides increased levels of comfort. The ergonomically designed ACT panel stretches from the back of the head down to the back of the ankles, reflecting the position of the body's sweat points. The garment features externally stitched seams and a zip and zip flaps made of Tyvek to give increased protection and durability in areas of high stress (such as knees, elbows, zip area and crotch) and elasticized wrist cuffs, ankles and facial openings form tight seals to help to reduce the risk of penetration from the outside to the inside of the garment.

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