PPE
STANDARDS

In order to help you choose the appropriate chemical protective clothing, the European Union has defined 6 types of chemical protective clothing.

European "Types" of Chemical Protective Clothing

EN 943-1&2
"Type 1"

Gas Tight Chemical Protective Clothing

Protection against liquid and gaseous chemicals, aerosols, and solid particulates.

EN 943-1
"Type 2"

Non Gas Tight Chemical Protective Clothing

Retain positive pressure to prevent dust, liquids, and vapors.

EN 14605
"Type 3"

Liquid Tight Protective Clothing

Protect against strong and direct jets of liquid chemicals.

EN 14605
"Type 4"

Spray Tight Protective Clothing

Protect against saturation of liquid chemicals.

EN ISO 13982-1
"Type 5"

Dry Particulate Protective Clothing

Protect the full body against airborne solid particulates.

EN 13034
"Type 6"

Light Spray Protective Clothing

Limited protection against a light spray of liquid chemicals.

Disclaimer

EXCIA protective clothing is widely used. Note, however, that a detailed assessment of the nature of the hazard and the work environment must be carried out before selecting suitable personal protective equipment. The information provided in this catalog can assist you in selecting the correct protective clothing, but the correct selection of personal protective equipment is the responsibility of the user.

Other European standards

EN 1073-1

Radioactive particulate Protective Clothing

EN 1073-2

Radioactive particulate Protective Clothing

EN 14126

Protective clothing against infective agents

Add “-B” after “Type TYPE” [such as TYPE 3-B] to indicate passing the European standard.

EN 1149-5

Anti-static Protective Clothing

DIN 32781

Protective Clothing against pesticides.

EN ISO 14116

Limited flame spread Protective Clothing

EN 12941

Respiratory protective devices

Powered filtering devices incorporating a helmet or a hood.

EN 14594

Respiratory protective devices

Powered filtering devices incorporating a helmet or a hood.

Disclaimer

Type criteria do not apply to auxiliary supplies. Always refer to the label on the garment and the accompanying instructions for use, which indicate the degree of protection of the garment.