Decontamination and Remediation
Thousands of hectares of land in Europe undergo decontamination and remediation every year. This includes “brownfields” – areas of land that have been traditionally used for industrial or agricultural purposes, forestry or mining activities, and military or armament sites from the First and Second World Wars.
A frightening number of contaminants
Often harsh environments to work in, decontaminated land sites can present various hazards at various stages that require of a garment not only reliable and robust protection but a high level of comfort and a good fit to enable wearers to perform at their best.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Kevlar® Armor Technology
For high-risk operations that involve sharp metal, glass hazards and abrasives, DuPont created Kevlar® Armor Technology. Used in the manufacture of protective gloves and garments, it helps manufacturers address the highest cut performance standards.
- SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers
- DuPont™ Tyvek® provides a legacy of protection at Severfield Reeve
UKAEA protective clothing developed with DuPont
UKAEA uses DuPont Personal Protection expertise to provide a solution for its specific protective clothing needs.
How Holcim Cement Workers Switched to Tyvek® Coverall
Cement production employees at Holcim AG have switched from disposable SMS garments to DuPontTM TYVEK® chemical protective garments.
Altona Ambulance Service Uses Tychem® F to Protect from Pathogens
Altona Ambulance Service turns to Tychem® F as a bio-barrier against highly contagious pathogens.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Comfort and protection in manufacturing
Tyvek® protective coveralls meet the protection needs of numerous workplaces at the plants of GAMESA, a leading company in the wind power sector. The workers chose the DuPont suits on the basis of their comfort following a field trial of different protective solutions.
Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference
Touch any garment from the comprehensive DuPont ™ Tyvek® product range and you immediately notice the difference. Antistatically-treated Tyvek® is a unique and versatile material that is tough and exceptionally low-linting, yet extremely light and soft. It is permeable to air and water vapour, yet repels water-based liquids and aerosols, as well as fine particles and fibres.
Professor Tytonius & Tyvek® Protection
DuPont introduces Professor Victor Tytonius, the cyber scientist who specialises in worker protection and chemical protective clothing and materials.
DuPont Guide on Personal Chemical Protection
Workers can be exposed to a multitude of hazards, from chemicals, dusts, radioactive particles, fibres, dioxins and lubricants, to biological and phytosanitary substances. DuPont assists safety managers in making their PPE selection and provides excellent chemical protective garments.
DuPont Guide on Chemical Risk Assessment
There are multiple protection needs to consider when choosing chemical protective garments. Performing a thorough workplace risk assessment is essential to selecting safe, comfortable and compliant chemical protective clothing for industrial workers.