Tyvek Protective Apparel Basics Part 1: Tyvek Suits

Tyvek 400 Suit

What DuPont™ Tyvek® Suit is the right suit for your application? In this two part series, we’ll demonstrate the versatility of DuPont™ Tyvek® protective apparel, provide an overview of DuPont™ Tyvek® material’s unique characteristics, and walk you through the features and protection levels of the most popular DuPont™ Tyvek® Series garments.



Dupont™ Tyvek® 400 Series

Tyvek 400 Suit

DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 garments feature a breathable barrier against aerosols, hazardous dry particles as small as one micron, and non-hazardous light liquid splash. DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 Series Protective Apparel can minimize the risk in pandemic response activities when used as an ensemble in combination with other personal protective equipment (PPE). Applications include environmental remediation, general manufacturing, crime scene investigation, agriculture, industrial spray painting, and general maintenance. 

DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 apparel is available in many options including coveralls, hoods, sleeves, frocks & lab coats, shirts & pants, and aprons. Boot and shoe covers are available in DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 or DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 FC, which adds a friction coating for enhanced skid-resistance. DuPont™ Tyvek 400® coveralls with elastic wrists and ankles are also available.

DuPont™ Tyvek® 600 Series

DuPont™ Tyvek® 600 garments offer seams that are sewn and then taped for added protection. DuPont™ Tyvek® 600 offers a chemical permeation barrier to low-concentration water-based inorganic chemicals. Applications include pharmaceutical handling, chemical processing, automatic spray painting, research & labs, and maintenance – including cleaning & disinfection.

DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 Series

The higher the number of the series, the higher the level of protection and the more elements a DuPont™ Tyvek® suit can protect you from. The right DuPont™ Tyvek® series number for your application is dependent on the what an application is exposing you to. Should you require the highest level of protection a DuPont™ Tyvek® garment can offer, you’ll want DuPont™ Tyvek 800® Series protective apparel. 

DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 is a liquid-tight protective garment that combines comfort and durability with protection against low-concentration, water-based inorganic chemicals and particles down to one micron in size. DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 stands up to even pressurized jets of liquids and offers suitability for a variety of applications, including industrial cleaning, chemical packaging and distribution, waste treatment and disposal, and environmental remediation.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Summary

DuPont™ Tyvek® garments are the highest quality, most versatile protective garments available on the market. Every DuPont™ Tyvek® garment is engineered to provide the level of protection varying applications and industries demand, with worker comfort and safety in mind. Watch Part 2 of this video series, where we discuss Tyvek® protective apparels’ enhanced breathability and high visibility DuPont™ Tyvek® garment options. A&M Industrial is a full line distributor of DuPont™Tyvek® Protective Apparel, and carries a wide range of disposable Tyvek® coveralls styles, plus PPE including work gloves, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, and more. Please call 800.864.2660 or contact the A&M Industrial Safety Team for more information, or for assistance placing a DuPont™ Tyvek® order.

Download Our duPont™ Tyvek® GuideTyvek-Selection-Chart

Use this comprehensive reference, complete with DuPont™ Tyvek® selection charts, to choose the right Dupont™ Tyvek® solution for your industry or application.