Tyvek Coveralls

Tyvek Coveralls

Tyvek® Coveralls

What are Tyvek® coveralls?

Tyvek coveralls, 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 suits are 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! 

What kind of Tyvek coveralls are there?

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 any nitrile glove 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.

Is Tyvek® cost effective?

Tyvek’s garments are strong and inexpensive enough to discard after each use. The sheer number of Tyvek garments such as coveralls, lab coats, aprons, smocks, and hoods help to keep costs down by allowing the consumer to buy exactly what they need.

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.

What size coverall do I need?

Tyvek Coverall Size Chart:

Size Height Weight
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

Tyvek disposable apparel is the industry standard for comfort and protection and with such a wide range of applications, it certainly has a place wherever personal protective equipment is needed. Unsure what you need? Get in touch with our customer support team if you need help.

Tyvek disposable apparel is the industry standard for comfort and protection and with such a wide range of applications, it certainly has a place wherever personal protective equipment is needed. Unsure what you need? Get in touch with our customer support team if you need help.

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.