Tyvek Protective Apparel Basics Part 2: Hi-Viz Tyvek Suits

Tyvek High Visibility Suit

In part 2 of this DuPont™ Tyvek® Basics Series, we’ll look at enhanced breathability and high visibility DuPont™ Tyvek® apparel options. Watch and learn how DuPont™ Tyvek® apparel is engineered to enhance both worker safety and comfort.



The DuPont™ Tyvek material Difference

Whether you’re working hard or standing still, your body generates heat and moisture vapor. The problem is that some garments don’t breathe, and that can be especially true of protective apparel. That trapped body heat and moisture can lead to heat stress. Heat stress not only makes you uncomfortable, it compromises safety. DuPont™ Tyvek® fabric is engineered to be 30% more breathable than typical microporous film fabrics. 

DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 D zoned garments combine the protection, durability, and comfort of DuPont™ Tyvek® fabric on the front and the comfort, softness, and breathability of ProShield® 10 fabric on the back. DuPont™ Tyvek® 400 D garments are suitable for applications where comfort requirements are combined with limited protective requirements for frontal exposures, such as challenges ranging from tacky resin molds that can stick to (or delaminate) other garments, to sanding and grinding operations that release fine airborne particulates.

DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 HV Series

Tyvek HV

The bright fluorescent orange color of DuPont™ Tyvek® background fabric, combined with silver-gray retroreflective material, make these garments highly visible during the day and also at night when exposed to a light source. The retroreflective bands form a symmetric “X” on the back of the coverall to distinguish front and back orientation of the wearer.

With DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 HV Coveralls, workers have the benefit of a breathable and durable high-visibility garment, with the added particle protection DuPont™ Tyvek®. material provides. Suitable for dirty jobs that are prevalent in many industries, DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 HV Coveralls applications include transportation (such as rail, ports, & airports), mining, waste handling, and construction.

A&M Industrial is a full line distributor of DuPont™ Tyvek® Protective Apparel. Please call 800.864.2660 or contact the A&M Industrial Safety Team for more information, or for assistance placing a DuPont™ Tyvek® order.


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