Combining its expertise in heat and flame resistant solutions and chemical protection, DuPont has developed Proshield FR, a single-use, limited flame spread, chemical protective coverall. It is designed to be worn over a flame resistant garment, thus protecting the wearer from limited exposure to flames and chemicals as well as protecting the reusable flame resistant garment itself.

DuPont ProShield FR is a hooded protective coverall made from a flame-retardant SMS non-woven fabric. It is typically used, depending on chemical toxicity and exposure levels, for protection against particles (type 5), limited liquid splashes or sprays of non-flammable liquids (type 6) and in applications where a personal protective equipment (PPE) offering limited heat and flame protection is required. Worn over a flame-resistant Index 2 or 3 protective garment, Proshield FR protects from light chemical spray (unpressurised) and aerosol, particulates, dirt and grime, and thus extends the life of the garment. DuPont Proshield FR is made from a non-halogenated flame-retardant non-woven fabric, meaning it is free of substances that can cause health concerns for the ­wearer according to current chemical and toxicological assessments. Proshield FR also benefits from an antistatic treatment on both sides of the garment (it is compatible for explosive zones).

Proshield FR is manufactured from SMMMS, a highly breathable, non-woven structure that can contribute to wearer comfort, by allowing excess body heat (air and water vapour) to escape. In order for wearers to safely and effectively use the Proshield FR garment (an Index 1 coverall), it is mandatory to ensure that it is always worn on top of an Index 2 or 3 garment and hood/­balaclava to ensure that the coverall does not come into direct contact with the skin (norm EN ISO 14116). DuPont recommends a flame resistant garment made of DuPont Nomex. Care should be taken to protect the face, ankles and wrists as these are the areas most at risk, especially during movements.