For demanding environments requiring chemical-resistant protection, it is crucial to wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) with strength and barrier protection in mind. This will include wearing a disposable coverall, chemical resistant gloves with a large cuff, and boots. But how do you hold your gloves and boots in place for full barrier protection?
It is important to keep your PPE in place, and to avoid readjusting, while working in chemical-related environments. That is why DuPont™ has created their DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape that provides the same level of protection as previous DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 fabrics, as seen in their coveralls. DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape provides garment strength with its tight adhesions, and its easy application, repositioning, and removal.
The Importance of Tape in Seams
Seams can help provide garment with additional strength, durability, and hazard protection. However, seams can also potentially be a weak barrier location on the garment. It is critical to select the appropriate seam type for your application based on a hazard risk assessment.
Taped seams and double taped seams provide the highest levels of protection for protective apparel. A taped seam is constructed by applying a compatible material over a sewn seam, which increases the seam strength and improves the barrier protection against heavy liquid splashes. All DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 styles have taped seam options for enhanced protection.
A double taped seam is created by applying compatible material strips to both the inside and outside surfaces of a sewn seam. Double taped seams are used on DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 fully encapsulated Level A suits.
DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape: Providing the Highest Level of Seam Protection
New DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape helps keep your personal protective equipment (PPE) in place while providing the chemical protection properties of DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 garment fabric, including proven chemical permeation holdout against many inorganic acids and bases.
What is DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape Used For?
DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape is a lightweight, and durable fabric. DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape provides at least 30 minutes of protection against over 40 chemical challenges. DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape is used for light splash protection in a variety of industrial environments, including petroleum refining, pulp and paper manufacturing, food processing, chemical processing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
How will DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape Support Gloves and Garments
New DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape helps keep your PPE in place while providing the same level of chemical resistance as DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 fabric. This includes proven chemical permeation holdout against many inorganic acids and bases used in various industrial applications. This flexible, repositionable, and easy-to-use tape helps secure a PPE ensemble at garment closure points, such as at the seams, wrists, and ankles.
Filling a gap in the need for a low-hazard chemical protective tape, DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape provides at least 30 minutes of protection against more than 40 chemical challenges. Other tapes currently used with PPE either make no chemical protection claims, which leave workers at risk of injury, or the tapes used are overqualified for the task at hand, resulting in unnecessary higher PPE costs.
DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape allows you to hold a sleeve over your glove, a pant leg over boot, or keep a closure flap closed – all while providing protection against a variety of inorganic acids and bases, as well as common industrial cleaning agents, like bleach.
Ways to apply to PPE:
- Attach a sleeve to a glove
- Cover up open seams, zipper, or storm flap
- Attach a face piece to a respirator
- Petrochemical refineries
- Chemical processing
- General manufacturing
- Emergency response
- Painting, coatings, & spray foam
Learn more with this video from Dan Bowen, Technical Specialist at DuPont™.
Video highlights include:
- Tape tears easily for quick and convenient applications
- Repositionable once applied
- Tape’s elasticity enables tight adhesion to help prevent leaks
Featured DuPont™ Products
DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Chemical Garments – highlights include Tyvek® fabric with polyethylene coating. Provides at least 30 minutes of protection against over 40 chemical challenges. Suitable for light splash protection in industrial environments. Applicable in pandemic preparedness activities and include taped seams. Learn more here.
To sum it up, DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape is a new product that helps keep your PPE in place and provide protection from more than 40 chemical challenges. Applicable in various industries, you can use DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 Tape to attach a sleeve to a glove, cover up open seams or zippers, and attach a face piece to a respirator. While seams provide strength in garments, tapes like Tychem® 2000 Tape provide increased strength and barrier protection.
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