Protected at Work

Workers who are exposed to hazardous chemicals or biological substances on an almost daily basis during the course of their work require first-class protection that is specially designed to cope with the conditions and potential hazardous substances the wearer may be exposed to. The type of hazardous substance, as well as the degree and duration of exposure, are the key factors that determine which protective clothing is required. However, the proper use of the different types of disposable coveralls and the technology behind them – particularly the methods used to put on and remove the garments – is also of critical importance. Read on to find out all you need to know about disposable coveralls.

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Types

Type 3

  • Liquid tight protective coveralls
  • EN 14605
  • certified according to Jet test
  • PP spunbound laminated with PE film

Type 5

  • Particle tight protective coveralls
  • Protection against solid particles
  • ISO 13982-1
  • PP spunbound laminated with PE film

Type 4

  • Spray-tight protective coveralls
  • EN 14605
  • certified according to Spray Test
  • PP spunbound laminated with PE film

Type 6

  • Limited spray tight protective coveralls
  • Protection against liquid mist
  • EN 13034
  • PP SMMS material

Technology

uvex sms

  • build out of several layers of polypropylene non woven material
  • Mixure of spunbond and meltblown non woven material for a perfect balance between stability and softness
  • High degree on air permeability and breathability

uvex laminate light

  • non woven polypropylene material laminated with a polyethylene film
  • Non woven material on the inside for a comfortable feeling
  • material is not sticking on skin
  • using the film is providing a higher level of protection, but reduces the breathability

uvex com4 laminate

  • non woven polypropylene material laminated with a microporous polyethylene film
  • non woven material on the inside for a comfortable feeling
  • material is not sticking on skin
  • the microporous film provides a certain level on breathability

uvex laminate classic

  • non woven polypropylene material laminated with a polypropylene film
  • non woven material on the inside for a comfortable feeling
  • material is not sticking on skin
  • the polypropylene film provides an effective barrier against many organic and inorganic liquid chemicals

Climate comfort

Measuring the microclimate

In the test, the microclimate was measured in the layer structure of the coveralls and wearer according to the SWEATOR® test conditions: 21°C ambient temperature and 60% air humidity.

Accumulation of transpiration after 55 minutes = perceived heat build-up How do the different materials influence wearer comfort?

uvex 5/6 classic

The completely laminated coverall uvex 5/6 classic permits less evaporation and therefore leads to somewhat higher moisture levels. Compared to other coveralls, the uvex 5/6 classic exhibits the lowest level of breathability

uvex 5/6 comfort

The material combination of SMS and laminate places the uvex 5/6 comfort coverall middle of the field in terms of climate control.

uvex 5/6 air

The uvex 5/6 air coverall made from highly breathable SMS material offers the best climate control properties. It is extremely breathable and impresses in the test thanks to lower temperatures and less moisture.

Features and Benefits

1. 3 pieced hood

  • optimum fit
  • no limitations of view
  • perfect match with resirators and goggles
  • soft elastic on edge, feels comfortable

2. Zipper flap

  • Zipper flap with integrated self adhesive tape
  • easy to gum up
  • additional security

3. Fingerloop

  • finger loops made of soft elastic
  • to keep the sleeves at the wrist
  • additional security

4. Elasticated waistband

  • integrated elastic in waist for optimal fit
  • ideal wearer comfort

5. Elasticated bands on arms and legs

  • convenient closures thanks to elastics at wrist and ankles for additional security
  • soft elastic on edge for high wearer comfort

 

 

Putting on and removing disposable coveralls

To ensure that your disposable coveralls deliver their full protective effect, it is important to put them on and take them off correctly. Certain steps must be performed in a defined order, and others may require the help of an assistant. We explain the steps to follow below.

Type 3B: Putting on

Type 3B: Taking off

Type 5/6

Instructions for putting on and taking off Type 3B (PDF)

Instructions for putting on and taking off Type 5/6 (PDF)

Selecting the right chemical protection clothing
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In order to select appropriate chemical protection clothing for a specific application within your business, it is important to have your coveralls tested by a trained safety officer. Many chemicals can cause serious or irreversible injury to workers if they are not adequately protected. For this reason, chemical protection clothing must be chosen with the greatest care.

Please note: It is the responsibility of the user to decide which product is most suitable for the intended application. Under no circumstances can uvex accept responsibility for the incorrect application and use of these products.

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How to select the right size in disposable coveralls

To ensure an optimum fit and keep the wearer safe when working with hazardous substances, uvex disposable coveralls are available in multiple sizes. However, the correct size may not be the same as your usual clothing size. Use the following overview to find the correct size based on your height and chest circumference.

HEIGHT IN CMCHEST CIRCUMFERENCE IN CMSIZE TO SELECT
164-170 cm84-92 cmS
170-176 cm92-100 cmM
176-182 cm100-108 cmL
182-188 cm108-116 cmXL
188-194 cm116-124 cmXXL
194-200 cm124-132 cmXXXL
How to handle uvex disposable coveralls correctly

Storage
uvex disposable protective clothing must be stored in its original packaging, protected from light and in a dry environment, at a temperature of between 15°C and 25°C.

Disposal
After use, the garments must be disposed of in accordance with the applicable legal regulations.

Washing disposable coveralls
Disposable coveralls are intended as single-use garments and must not be washed.

Storage life
We recommend that the product is used within five years of the production date indicated on the label.

Technical data sheet

The technical data sheets contain detailed information on the intended applications of the products, precise descriptions of the material properties and comprehensive product descriptions.

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