Protective Suits Comparisons

Tyvek® Protective Suits, MaxShield Suits, & KoolGuard Protective Suits Comparisons & the Protective clothing Specifications.

protective suits comparisons and 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.

Material Type



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
Typical Uses Painting PaintingLaboratory Janitorial
Sandblasting Clean Room Dirt
Mold/ Lead Electronics Grease/ Grime
Agricultural spraying Manufacturing General Manufacturing
Construction Crime Scenes
Fiberglass Food Processing
Tank Cleaning
Chemical Processing Mold / Lead
Clean Room Use No Yes No


Maxshield and  Tyvek’s®  additional safety suit specifications

Test Test Method Description MaxShield Tyvek
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