Biztex Hazard Protection suits: Powerful protection at competitive prices
Portwest’s range of hazard protection clothing offers high-tech fabrics at market-beating prices. Biztex hazard-protection coveralls are an industry-leading range of limited-life garments certified to the strictest international standards.
The extensive Biztex range offers powerful protection against many workplace risks including liquid chemicals, static electricity, dry particles, radioactive contamination and fire.
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An integrated, three-layer polypropylene construction – Spunbond/Meltblown/Spunbond (SMS) – gives a breathable barrier.
This trilaminate constructed fabric offers a high tensile strength and toughness. It provides a fluid and particulate barrier to protect the worker without hindering mobility and comfort.
Garments constructed with this fabric are strong and durable, yet offer outstanding comfort, breathability, softness, and wearability.
This fabric consists of a polypropylene substrate to which a laminated microporous polyethlene film is applied (PP/PE).
The outer layer of fabric prevents the passage of liquid molecules inwards yet permits the vapour molecules that build up inside to pass out. This ensures that the fabric is breathable, allowing the user to stay fresh and comfortable.
This fabric has the added feature of having an anti-static coating that provides protection against electrostatic buildup.
Flame Retardant SMS fabric is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction similar to BizTex SMS.
This trilaminate constructed fabric, offers a high tensile strength and toughness. It provides a fluid and particulate barrier.
The fabric is treated with a flame-resistant coating which conforms to EN 14116.
This combination of properties has obvious potential importance in any application where chemical splash protection is required but contact with flame or flash fire is a risk.
Biztex testing and certification
All protective garments under the heading of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are controlled in Europe under CE Directive 89/686/EEC. Portwest has an extensive range of clothing that complies with Category 3 of this directive.
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Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. This standard specifies performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (Type 3) or spray-tight (Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only. (Types PB  and PB )
Liquid Tight Suits (Type 3)
This test involves exposing a whole suit to a series of short jets of a water based liquid, aimed at various critical parts of the suit. This suit protects against strong jets of liquid chemical.
Spray Tight Suits (Type 4)
Test involves exposing a whole suit to an intense spray of a water based liquid. This suit protest against saturation of liquid chemicals.
EN ISO 13982:2004 (Type 5)+A1: 2010
Dry particle suit. This specifies the minimum requirements for chemical protective clothing resistant to penetration by air borne solid particles. Protects against hazardous dust and dry particles.
EN13034:2005 (Type 6 and Type PB (6))
Reduce Spray suit (Type 6) and partial body protection items (PB 6). This specifies the minimum requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB 6 equipment. This standard tests for liquid chemical sprays and splashes that are not directional or built up on a suit but there may be a fine mist of droplets in the atmosphere.
Electrostatic requirements – surface resistivity (test methods and requirements). This tests for the removal of electrostatic to avoid sparks that could cause fire/hazard to the wearer.
This specifies the requirements and test methods for limited use protective clothing providing protection against infective agents.
Protective clothing against radioactive contamination. Requirements and test methods for non-ventilated protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination.
This standard specifies the performance requirements for the limited flame spread properties of materials, material assemblies and protective clothing in order to reduce the possibility of the clothing burning and thereby itself constituting a hazard. Additional requirements for clothing also specified.
Biztex Hazards and Industries
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