What is Tyvek® Apparel?
Tyvek apparel, created by Dupont, features a single layer of synthetic material called high-density polyethylene. This single layer manages to be extremely resistant to hazardous chemicals, dry matter, paint, lead, mold, and water. It protects the user from particles as small as 0.000039 inches (1 millionth of a meter or 1 micron) even after the material has been abraded. The material is tear resistant and thus tough enough for a broad range of activities. The only way to ruin a Tyvek suit is to tear it completely. Despite being disposable, the garment is able to be reused unless it is torn or exposed to hazardous chemicals.
Despite the material’s strength, Tyvek apparel was made with comfort in mind. Heat and sweat vapor pass out of the garment to make sure the user stays cool. The material allows for air to pass in and out of the suit while still protecting against particulates. Tyvek apparel is uniquely durable because the protection is the material itself. Microporous apparel utilizes a thin protective layer built in after the base of the garment is manufactured. This creates problems if the garment rips or if the thin protective layer is worn down. It is no wonder that Tyvek’s apparel is the industry standard.
Critical environments and cleanrooms often ask if Tyvek is cost-effective. The disposable coveralls may offer a higher degree of protection per dollar than other materials. Always tailor your personal protective equipment to your application. Make sure to order at least one size larger than clothing size for the best fit!
Tyvek® Coveralls Specifications
High-Performance disposable apparel preferred in many environments where you need to protect against non-toxic liquid spray and dust. Cleanrooms, medical facilities, pharmaceutical plants, industrial spaces, and contractors use Tyvek. Applications where superior barrier and repellency are needed benefit from the unique composition. The specific model of coverall depends on your demands.
TY120S - Open Wrist and Ankle to maximize range of motion. Allows for flexible level of protection; add your own acid proof gloves. Pictured with a 3M reusable respirator providing complete protection for a range of applications in Cleanroom and semi-conductor manufacturing.
TY122S - Open Wrist, with an Attached Hood and Boot that allows for nitrile gloves to be tucked under the coveralls. The added hood and boot save cost by providing high levels of protection without additional waste.
TY125S - Elastic Wrist and Ankle for a secure fit in controlled environments. Prevent accidental contamination.
TY127S - Elastic Wrist, Ankle, and Hood offering the highest level of protection. Multi-Use without sacrificing comfort or quality.
QC127 - Features a light Chemical Barrier provided by a polyethylene coating.
If you need the best barrier plus repellency, Tyvek® coveralls are a good choice. These coveralls are meant to protect against non-toxic dust, dirt and liquid spray. Make sure to reference our materials chart below for additional information on the different types of material available in our selection. You may get by with polypropylene coveralls if you just need basic protection for a household task. But for more involved industrial environments, or wear you need resilience in a demanding environment t, then you can't beat Tyvek® for its material strength. There are different variations but the material is still Tyvek®.
For less demanding consumer applications, a simple white coverall with a hood may be enough. Polypropylene is great for household tasks, whereas industrial applications may benefit from a Tyvek Jumpsuit due to its superior material and hazard protection. If not Tyvek®, we have disposable jumpsuits in an assortment of styles to meet your specific demands. You can use our hooded coveralls in any situation where you need extra protection around the head and hair. These coveralls with hoods are ideal for protecting against liquids, sprays, powders, fiberglass, dust and more. We also have coveralls with a hood and boots to provide head-to-toe protection against chemicals, paints and more. These disposable coveralls come in several different materials, ranging from economical protection for non-hazardous areas to microporous coveralls that provide a low-cost alternative to disposable Tyvek suits.View our chart and match your material to application.
Disposable Coveralls Comparison Chart
|Polypropylene:||Spunbonded polypropylene (PP)||Basic protection from grime, dirt, and dust in medical, industrial, institutional, service, and household environments||Eco-friendly, breathable, soft and lightweight|
|Polyethylene (PE) Coated:||Polyethylene coated polypropylene (PP + PE)||General-purpose laboratory use, anywhere light splash protection is needed||Anti-dust, anti-bacteria, fluid resistant, Reduced particulate release, water-based liquid protection|
|SMS:||3-Layer polypropylene [Spunbonded Polypropylene/Meltblown Polypropylene/Spunbonded Polypropylene (SMS)]||Thorough protection in medical healthcare, industrial, laboratory, institutional, sanitation, and service sectors.||Limited fluid and particulate barrier. Resistant to tears and punctures. Lightweight, breathable, soft. Low lint, tear resistant, breathable, hypo-allergenic, waterproof|
|Microporous:||Microporous film over spunbonded polypropylene||Widely utilized in medical, industrial, institutional, and service environments where anti-bacterial or waterproof barrier protection are required.||Durable, lint-free, anti-dust, anti-bacterial, waterproof, breathable, anti-static|
|Tyvek®:||High-density polyethylene||Industrial safety, biological hazard protection, painting. Asbestos abatement or installing insulation. Manufacturing, automotive, and utilities.||
Protects against small hazardous particles; such as lead, asbestos, and mold. Superior barrier protection against hazardous materials for industrial workers and more.
What size should you buy?
If unsure, it is recommended to buy one size up. The user should be able to stretch comfortably and move about in their garment without putting stress on the material. This makes sure that the user is getting the most protection without sacrificing comfort.
|Small||5’ - 5’6”||100 – 125 pounds|
|Medium||5’2" – 5’7"||125 – 160 pounds|
|Large||5’6" – 5’10”||140 – 200 pounds|
|XL||5’7"– 6’2"||155 – 220 pounds|
|2XL||5’11” – 6’4"||180 – 240 pounds|
|3XL||6’2" – 6’6"||240 – 280 pounds|
|4XL||6’4" – 6’8"||260 – 320 pounds|
|5XL||6’6" – 7"||320 – 370 pounds|
All coveralls by Tyvek at Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies come in several sizes to suit your entire team. Be sure to stock up on multiple sizes for the perfect fit for everyone in your facility. We're happy to offer fast shipping on Bulk Tyvek Coveralls so you get everything you need when you need it.