Chemical/HAZMAT protection


Extreme protection for extreme environments


Industrial workers work with and around hazardous particles and chemical vapors and liquids every day. DuPont scientists evaluated the hazards and came up with solutions for personal protective clothing that offers durability, comfort and uncompromised protection that doesn’t wear away, as is the case with many other protective materials.

The DuPont™ Tychem® range helps offer chemical protection against an exceptionally broad range of dangers—even pressurized chemicals. The DuPont™ Tyvek® range resists a wide array of low-pressurized, water-based low-concentration chemicals and particles down to 1 micron in size.

Protection against hazardous materials

For the men and women who encounter hazardous materials on a daily basis, the job site can be just as dangerous as any battlefield. DuPont has developed HAZMAT garments and biohazard suits to help protect against the chemical and biological hazards they face at work. DuPont has utilized rigorous testing and attention to detail in the development of Tychem® brand chemical protective garments—used by HAZMAT responders, law enforcement officers, hospital first receivers and military personnel for protection against chemical and biological hazards. This family of garments helps protect against a variety of hazards—from light liquid splash to heavy exposures of industrial chemicals and warfare agents. Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, we believe that every worker deserves to be safe.

Tychem® biohazard suits and garments

DuPont provides a wide range of chemical protective clothing and biohazard suits—along with their specifications—to meet a broad spectrum of needs.

Tyvek® 600 suits consist of high-tech flash spun polyethylene fabric with overtaped seams, helping offer protection against low concentrations of acid, alkaline and saline solutions as well as providing limited protection from hazardous organic dusts.

Tychem® 2000 coveralls with taped seams offer lightweight protection and are available in high-visibility yellow or low-visibility gray for discretionary purposes.

Tychem® 5000 is available in a variety of designs including coveralls, aprons and jacket/bib overall combos, all with taped seams. Available in tan for discretionary purposes.

Tychem® 9000 suits are available as coveralls and encapsulating suits with taped seams. Available in high-visibility yellow. Select styles are certified to NFPA 1994, the Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.

Tychem® 10000 suits are available in high-visibility lime yellow with Level A design. Select styles are certified to NFPA 1994, the Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.


Tychem® garments

For protection against chemical dangers, industrial workers rely on Tychem® garments.


Tyvek® protective apparel

Tyvek® helps offer an ideal balance of protection, durability and comfort to employees in industrial applications and contamination control environments, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, automotive and utilities.


ProShield® garments

DuPont™ ProShield® apparel provides just the right amount of protection against non-hazardous exposures.


Tyvek®/Tychem® chemical protection for military & law enforcement

Many military and police scenarios call for effective chemical protection—and DuPont provides it with its Tyvek® and Tychem® PPE.