Protective Suits Comparisons
Tyvek® Protective Suits, MaxShield Suits, & KoolGuard Protective Suits Comparisons & the Protective clothing Specifications.
Disposable protective suits, & complete safety safety suit comparisons
Fabric type, cost, material grade, weight, and other factors determine the right choice for each customer.
Tyvek® Disposable suits (coveralls), KoolGuard, & Maxshield Protective Suits are the preferable clothing for protection against liquids, chemicals, paint, or environmental hazards.
All three products are top quality in protective wear as our company has built our reputation on integrity and our commitment to the safety clothing protocols in respective protected clothing. However, which products our customers choose is often based on their particular job, so we provide the facts of both. Tyvek® Disposable Coveralls, Koolguard, and Maxshield protective Suits, either choice, is a good one when it comes to safety and protection.
|Fabric Type||DuPont™ Tyvek®||Microporous Film Laminate||SMS|
|Cost||Up to 40% less than buying new!||Less than Tyvek||Moderate|
|Weight||1.2 oz.||60 GSM (grams per square meter)||55 GSM (grams per square meter)|
|Material Grade||Recycled||Brand New||New or Recycled|
|Attributes||Widest variety of applications||Splash Protection||Breathable|
|Lightest & most durable||Soft & Lightweight||Lightweight|
|Recommended Applications||Heavy & light industrial applications||Clean Room applications||General Maintenance|
|Mold/ Lead||Electronics||Grease/ Grime|
|Agricultural spraying||Manufacturing||General Manufacturing|
|Chemical Processing||Mold / Lead|
|Clean Room Use||No||Yes||No|
Maxshield™ and Tyvek’s® additional safety suit specifications
|Weight||ASTM D 3776 option C||Weight in ounces per square yard||1.7 oz/sq. yd||1.378 oz/sq. yd|
|Thickness||ASTM D1777||Measures the thickness of the fabric from the inside surface to the outside surface.||.054 inches||.007 inches|
|Tensile Strength – Strip Method||ASTM D 5035||Determines the breaking force required to tear a strip of fabric by grabbing and pulling in each direction.||Length 6.75 lbsWidth 8.86 lbs||Length 7.9 lbsWidth 7.1 lbs|
|longation %||ASTM D 5035||Determines by percent the degree to witch a fabric will stretch before braking by grabbing and pulling in each direction.||Length 62.45 %Width 59.32 %|
|Tongue Tear||ASTM D 2261||This test measures the capacity of a fabric to withstand the tearing force to propagate a single tear after its initiation. Origin of tear is initiated prior to testing. Results measure the force required to maintain a constant rate of tear in each direction after the initial tear.||Length 5.85 lbsWidth 5.35 lbs||Length 3.1 lbsWidth 3.3 lbs|
|Bursting Strength||ASTM D 3786||Measures the force required, applied at right angles, at which point the fabric will burst||92.5 lbs||60 lbs|
|Water Resistance-Suter Hydrostatic Pressure Tester, Option 1, 10 mm/sec.||AATCC 127||Evaluate barrier effectiveness against liquids. Measure the||157.7 cm of water|
|Air Permeability||ASTM D 737||Measures the air permeability of the fabric. The rate of air flow is adjusted to obtain a prescribed air pressure differential between the to fabric surfaces.||<.130 cubic feet per min of air /sq. ft|
|Moisture Vapor Transmission(Test conditions were 73.4oF + 2oF and 50% RH + 2% RH)||ASTM E 96, Method B||Measures the time rate of water vapor transmission through a unit area of fabric.||453.6 (g/m2/24 hours)||580 (g/m2/24 hours)|
|Flammability||CFR-1610||Class 1 means when time of flame spread is 4 seconds or more||Class 1||Class 1|