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EN 13034-6

Protective clothing for protection against liquid chemicals.

What is EN 13034-6 standard?

Partial body protection of similar limited performance (Type PB [6]) covers and protects only specific parts of the body (e.g., coats, aprons, sleeves, etc.).


EN 13034- explained

Type 6 chemical protective clothing provides the lowest level of protection against chemicals and is intended to be used when risks have been assessed as low and a full liquid permeation barrier is not necessary (i.e., when the wearer is able to take immediate and adequate action should their clothing become contaminated). Low risks include potential exposure to small quantities of spray or accidental low-volume splashes.

Garments classified in accordance with this standard provide category 3 protections.

Please note: prolonged use of chemical protective clothing can cause heat stress!

All chemical protective clothing material is tested and classified in accordance with the relevant requirements. To confirm: the construction of seams prevents the penetration of liquid through stitch holes and through other components of a seam and must not obstruct liquid runoff.

Chemicals commonly used for penetration and repellence tests*

● H2SO4 - sulfuric acid (dissolved in water at a concentration of 30%)

● NaOH - sodium hydroxide solution (dissolved in water at a concentration of 10%)

● o-Xylene

● Butan-1-ol

Depending on the purposes for which the garment has been designed, other chemicals may be added to these tests. For example, apparel and PPE created for workforces in the oil, gas, and chemical industries are generally tested in accordance with EN ISO 13034.