PPE protective clothing

Why do we need personal protective equipment?

When working at the front line dealing with toxic dust or liquid hazards, workers require appropriate personal protective equipment to protect themselves. Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injuries or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, as well as for sports and other recreational activities. "Protective clothing" is applied to traditional categories of clothing, and "protective gear" applies to items such as pads, guards, shields, or masks, and others. The purpose of personal protective equipment is to reduce employee’s exposure to hazards when engineering controls and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present. PPE has serious limitation that it does not keep you safe from the hazard at the source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the equipment fails.

Application of PPE - protective clothing

Protective clothing can be used in the industrial field, medical care, and also daily needs. In order to ensure workers’ safety, it is very important to choose correct protective clothing based on environmental hazards. In Derekduck, we categorize protective clothing into four different categories by its function, which are particulate protection, flame retardant, liquid protection and chemical protection.

  • Particulate protection – ULTITEC 1000L was applied for Turkey gas plant asbestos removal operation. In this case, those working staffs had to wear a full set of PPE equipment. CE TYPE5 garment can provide good protection against dry particulates hazards. CE EN 1073-2 protection against radioactive particulate contamination particles provide higher protection level and is more suitable for asbestos resistant application.
  • Flame retardant - In oil and gas industries and chemical plants, while staffs work in these potential flammable or exposure environment; such as maintain cleaning, or handling light chemical dust and liquid, they wear flame resistant garments and hood (ex. Nomex). ULTITEC 1000FR is made by superb SMMS fabric with additional flame retardant treatment (certified by EN ISO 14116 index 1), it is recommended to wear ULTITEC 1000FR on top of Nomex or other index 2 or 3 FRC garments.
  • Liquid Protection – ULTITEC 2000 is widely applied in bird flu infection control operation in Taiwan. Wearing appropriate protecting clothing protects workers from biological hazards or other contamination. Taiwanese authorities had culled more than 1,800 geese to prevent a suspected avian influenza (bird flu) outbreak. ULTITEC 2000 is made of the premium microporous fabric, which offers an outstanding barrier against a wide range of chemical liquids, blood, body-fluid and infective agents.
  • Chemical Protection – ULTITEC 4000 is applied for chemical protection, especially in oil & gas industries. It is fully liquid-proof protective clothing which provides an effective shield when dealing with a wide range of chemicals with some pressurized jets risk. The special impervious fabric meets the highest requirement of EN 14126 biological test. All seams are sealed by chemical proof tapes, which reaches protection level type 3.

Advantages of ULTITEC protective clothing

Derekduck has established over 25 years, we supply our products to more than 40 countries. Since 2008, Derekduck commenced developing its own protective clothing brand—ULTITEC. Applying its professional knowledge and experience to the end user solution. ULTITEC aims to be the most professional and reliable chemical protective clothing brand to the workers.

 

ULTITEC 4000 and ULTITEC 5000 is designed for the wearers' agility with safety from pressurized liquid jet.   

  • Extra chinstrap. Provides perfect protection even if you wear the respirator.
  • Double layer storm flaps. If there is high pressured liquid jet, the flaps can protect you from the danger of penetration.
  • Finger loop. Keep protective clothing fixed even when workers raise their hands.
  • 4-thread overlocked seam. All of our thread fiber is above 150D, and there are 7-9 stitches per inch. Our seam strength is about 50% stronger than market competitors.
  • Elasticated ankles. Provides excellent convenience for workers and avoid particulates from getting into clothing.
  • 3-piece hood. The 3D profile fits the head better allowing greater freedom of movement and tight seal of wearing the respirator.

ULTITEC 500, ULTITEC 1000L, ULTITEC 1000FR, are also in same design features as ULTTIEC 2000, 2000B and 3000T.

 

  • 3-piece hood. 3D profile fits the head better allowing greater freedom of movement and tight seal of wearing respirator.
  • Fully elasticated waist. Fitting on your body shape which offers convenience without wearing a balloon.
  • Ample crotch. 3D fitting shape spreading the stress and enhancing durability which improves wearer movement and comfort.
  • Elasticated ankles. Provides excellent convenience for workers and avoid particulates from getting into clothing.
  • Ample crotch for optimum comfort and ease of movement. When you squat down, it is still flexibility enough.

 

ULTITEC 2000, ULTITEC 2000B, ULTITEC 3000T is made by our own developed microporous film, which emphasizes on breathability. Even working in high temperature environment and subtropical climate, ULTITEC 2000 and 3000T still offers comfort feeling to the wearers.

When talking about PPE products, the primary purpose is to protect workers’ safety.  Buyers need to know what kind of risks are presented in the working environment. If there are multiple hazards at the workplace, the appropriate protective clothing or PPE meets the requirements need to be chosen.