1. Chemical liquid-resistant material
Having a chemical and liquid resistant material for PPE plays an important role for the frontline operators since most cleaning agents come in liquid form and the precautions to prevent skin exposure from chemical substances can be taken in this way. The related PPE standards can be referred to the EN 13034 Type 6 and DIN 32781 certifications which are relevant standards under the liquid process.
EN 13034, Type 6 Reduced Spray Suits
The suits that protect against light spray and splashes of liquid from chemicals which are omnidirectional spray or the build-up of fluid on the suit as well as the fine mist of droplets in the atmosphere.
DIN 32781, Against pesticides
The test standard covers requirements in chemical penetration, fabric strength and ergonomics. It includes EN 14786, which simulates liquid spray of drugs. Besides, there are five different pesticides, including U46-D-Fluid (BASF), Pirimor Granulat (Syngenta), Amistar (Syngenta), Betanal Expert (Bayer) and Folicur (Bayer) are tested to ensure protection against pesticides.
If the cleaner contains highly toxic chemicals, or the volume is heavier than normal use, you may consider a more strict standard for the coverall.
EN 14605 Type 4 Spray Tight Suits
Suits which can protect against saturation of liquid chemical, where the volume of the liquid builds up on the suit forming pools, resulting in rivulets. It requires a barrier fabric and sealed seam