ADVANCED PROTECTION COVERALL LAUNCHED BY 3M
30 July 2013
Diversified technology company 3M has launched a new high-performance coverall which delivers enhanced protection against chemicals and hazardous substances, without compromising on comfort and convenience.
The 4570 Protective Coverall by 3M is certified to Type 3, 4, 5 and 6 levels of protection and offers proven resistance against radioactive particles and infective agents, adhering to EN 1073-2 and EN 14126 standards respectively.
Designed to offer a high level of defence against liquid chemicals, the coverall features a soft anti-static inner layer for comfort, combined with multiple outer layers of polyethylene laminate. All seams in the garment are strengthened with a five-layer protective tape to provide a highly-effective barrier to liquid chemicals and hazardous dusts, while the coverall also features two stormflaps with double colour-coded zips for extra protection.
Nikita Shah of the Personal Safety division of 3M commented: "The 4570 Protective Coverall achieved the highest class performance on all tests under EN 14126, however we also ensured the coverall remained a comfortable, easy-to-use garment.
"At 3M we believe that comfort and compatibility with other personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital in ensuring that all safety items are used correctly. The 4570 Protective Coverall has a three-panel hood design with chin flap to provide an improved fit and better compatibility with safety eyewear, respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and hearing protective equipment (HPE). Meanwhile, the elasticated wrists and ankles coupled with flexible thumb loops provide freedom of movement while still providing a barrier to hazardous particles.”
The 4570 Protective Coverall range is ideal for those working in chemical mixing and handling, chemical or oil clean-up, hazardous waste handling and decontamination. Further information on test methods and permeation data can be found at www.3M.co.uk/coveralls