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Biztex Standards

 

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 the directive. The EN standards below are associated with Biztex.

 

EN14065 (Type 3)

Liquid Tight suits. Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. 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 (Type PB[3] and PB[4]).

This test involves exposing a whole suit to a series of short jets of a water based liquid, aimed at critical parts of the suit. The suit protects against strong jets of liquid chemical.

 

EN14065 (Type 4)

Spray Tight suits. Protective clothing against liquid chemicals. 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 (Type PB[3] and PB[4]).

Test involves exposing a whole suit to an intense spray of a water based liquid. This suit protects against saturation of liquid chemicals.

 

ENISO 13982-1 (Type 5)

Dry particle suit. This specifies the minimum requirements for chemical protective clothing resistant to penetration by air borne solid particles, protection against hazardous dust and dry particles.

 

EN13034 (Type 6 and Type PB[6])

Reduce Spray suit (Type 6) and partial body protection items (Type 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). Liquid chemical sprays and splashes that are not directional or built up on the suit but there may be a fine mist of droplets in the atmosphere.

EN1149-1

Electrostatic requirements - surface resistivity (test methods and requirements). This tests for the removal of electrostatic build up to avoid sparks that could cause fire/hazard to the wearer.

 

EN14126:2003

This specifies the requirements and test methods for limited use protective clothing providing protection against infective agents.

 

EN1073:2002

Protective clothing against radioactive contamination. Requirements and test methods for non-ventilated protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination.

 

This pictogram shows that the suit is for protection against chemicals.

 

EN533-1

Protective clothing. Protection against heat and flame. Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing.

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 therefor avoiding a hazard. Use only over Index 2 or 3 material and do not use next to the skin.

 

Biztex Microporous Fabric:
Weight 63g

Consists of a polypropylene substrate to which a laminated microporous polyethylene film is applied (PP/PE). The outer layer of fabric prevents the passing of liquid molecules inward yet permits the vapour molecules that build up inside to pass out. This ensures that the garment is breathable therefore allowing the user to stay comfortable. This fabric has the added feature of having an anti static coating that provides protection against electrostatic buildup.


Biztex SMS Fabric:
Weight 55g

This is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction - SMS spunbond/meltblown/spunbond (SMS) giving 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 confort, breathability, softness and wearability.


Biztex SMS FR Fabric:
Weight 58g

Flame Retardant SMS fabric is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction - SMS spunbond/meltblown/spunbond (SMS) giving a breathable barrier. This trilaminate constructed fabric offers a high tensile strength and toughness. It provides a fluid and particulate barrier. The fabric properties are treated with an FR coating which conforms to the requirement of the flame retardancy standard EN533 Index 1. This combination of properties ahs obvious potential importance in any application where chemical splash protection is required but contact with flame or flash fire is a risk.