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DuPont™ Tyvek® 500


DuPont™ Tyvek® 500, model TY198S. Coverall with hood. Serged external seams. Elastic wrists, ankles and face. Elastic waist (glued-in). Storm Flap. White.

Full Part Number :

TY198SWHxx0025yy (xx=size;yy=option code)  Help

Fabric / Material :

Tyvek® 500

Design :

Hooded coverall

Seam :

Serged (external)

Color :


Quantity/Box :

25 per case

Sizes :

SM, MD, LG, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, 7X

Option Codes :


Tyvek® 500 garments are composed of flash spun high density polyethylene which creates a unique, nonwoven material available only from DuPont. Tyvek® garments provide an ideal balance of protection, durability and comfort. They are now available with external serged seams that provide the performance of Type 5/6 garments, which have been tested to standards against light liquid aerosols and airborne solid particles. The coveralls provide an effective barrier against particles (down to 1.0 micron in size). Tyvek® 500 coveralls are suitable for applications such as pharmaceutical handling, chemical processing, automatic spray painting, maintenance and many others. Tyvek® 500 Type 5/6 coveralls offer the following safety and comfort benefits:

  • Chemical protective clothing, Category III, Type 5-B and 6-B
  • EN 1073-2 (protection against radioactive contamination)
  • Protection against infective agents (EN 14126) including resistance to penetration by blood and body fluids using synthetic blood (ISO 16603)
  • Antistatic treatment (EN 1149-5) - on both sides
  • Serged external seams featuring patent-pending technology for enhanced liquid spray tightness
  • Very low inward leakage due to optimized design
  • Tyvek® auto-lock zipper and storm flap for increased protection
  • Elastic face, wrists and ankles as well as glued-in waist elastic



  • The garment shall be constructed of DuPont™ Tyvek® 400-- a patented flash-spun polyethylene fabric.
  • The garment shall be white in color.
  • The garment shall have serged external seams.
  • The garment shall have elastic ankles and wrists.
  • The garment shall have a hood.
  • The garment shall have a front zipper closure with adhesive storm flap.
  • The garment shall be a coverall design.
  • The garment shall have an elastic waist.


Size Sleeve Length Chest Width Inseam Fits Chest Fits Height Inner Glove Size Outer Glove Size
SM 33 7/8 22 31 1/2 30 - 36 5'0" - 5'7" n/a n/a
MD 34 5/8 24 31 7/8 36 - 39 5'6" - 5'9" n/a n/a
LG 35 7/8 26 32 1/4 39 - 43 5'8" - 6'0" n/a n/a
XL 37 28 33 43 - 46 5'11" - 6'2" n/a n/a
2X 38 1/4 30 33 1/2 46 - 49 6'1" - 6'4" n/a n/a
3X 39 3/8 32 34 1/4 49 - 52 6'3" - 6'7" n/a n/a
4X 40 5/8 34 1/2 34 1/4 52 - 55 6'7" - 6'10" n/a n/a
5X 41 7/8 36 1/2 34 1/4 55 - 58 6'10" - 7'1" n/a n/a
6X 43 38 1/2 35 58 - 61 6'10" - 7'1" n/a n/a
7X 44 1/8 40 1/2 35 3/4 61 - 64 6'10" - 7'1" n/a n/a


  • Wear other appropriate PPE such as, but not limited to, respiratory, eye, head, hand, and foot protection based on the hazard assessment.


Data relating to mechanical performance of the fabrics used in DuPont chemical protective clothing, listed for the selected garment according to the test methods and relevant European standard, if applicable. Such properties, including abrasion and flex-cracking resistance, tensile strength and puncture resistance can help in the assessment of protective performance.

Property Test Method Result
Thickness DIN EN ISO 534 140 µm
Basis Weight DIN EN ISO 536 41.5 g/m2
Burst Strength - Mullen ISO 2758 345 kPa
Tear Resistance - Trap Tear (MD) EN ISO 9073-4 27 N
Tear Resistance - Trap Tear (CD) EN ISO 9073-4 20 N
Tensile Strength (MD) DIN EN ISO 13934-1 82 N
Tensile Strength (XD) DIN EN ISO 13934-1 68 N
Hydrostatic Head AATCC 127 48 inches H2O
Surface Resistivity (25°C / 55& RH) ASTM D257 < 6.3 x 10^9 ohms/square
Wearing Apparel Flammability 16 CFR 1610 Help Class 1


  • *Serged and bound seams are degraded by some hazardous liquid chemicals, such as strong acids, and should not be worn when these chemicals are present.
  • *Liquid barrier performance varies based on the amount of liquid that may get on the garment, the length of time the liquid is on the garment, applied pressure and certain physical properties of the liquid. Tyvek®400, Tyvek® 400 D, ProShield®, ProShield® 10, ProShield® 60, Tyvek® 400 FC, and ProShield® 70 garments are not appropriate if during use they are getting wet (liquid is dripping or running, or it is wet to the touch) or if spotting is observed on skin or garments worn under the protective garment. Tyvek® 500 and Tyvek® 600 offer improved liquid barrier, but may not be appropriate if spotting is observed on the skin or garments worn under the protective garment. In applications where a higher liquid barrier is needed, consider Tychem® 2000 and Tychem® 4000 garments with taped seams.
  • Tyvek® 500 contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in some sensitized individuals. Anyone who begins to exhibit an allergic response during the use of DuPont products should immediately cease using these products. The incident should also be reported to DuPont at 1-800-441-3637 so that an investigation can be initiated.
  • **Garments made using Tyvek® 400, Tyvek® 500, Tyvek® 600 and Tyvek® 800 fabrics will burn and possibly melt. None of these garments should be worn near heat, open flames, sparks or any other possible ignition source nor should they be worn in potentially explosive or flammable environments. If these garments do burn or melt while being worn, it may increase the severity of burn injuries even when worn over garments which are flame resistant, including, but not limited to, Nomex® IIIA or Nomex® Comfort garments.
  • *CAUTION: This information is based upon technical data that DuPont believes to be reliable. It is subject to revision as additional knowledge and experience are gained. DuPont makes no guarantee of results and assumes no obligation or liability in connection with this information. It is the user's responsibility to determine the nature and level of hazards and the proper personal protective equipment needed. The information set forth herein reflects laboratory performance of fabrics, not complete garments, under controlled conditions. It is intended for information use by persons having technical skill for evaluation under their specific end-use conditions, at their own discretion and risk. Anyone intending to use this information should first verify that the garment selected is suitable for the intended use. In many cases, seams and closures have shorter breakthrough times and higher penetration rates than the fabric. Please contact DuPont for specific data. These garments are intended for limited use and should be disposed of after single use. If fabric becomes torn, abraded or punctured, or if seams or closures fail, or if attached gloves, visors, etc are damaged, end user should discontinue use of garment to avoid potential exposure.