ASTM F1001 Chemical Test Battery

Chemical Frontline® 500
Acetone >480
Acetonitrile >480
Carbon Disulfide >480
Dichloromethane 253
Diethylamine 160
Dimethylformamide >480
Ethyl Acetate >480
n - Hexane >480
Methyl Alcohol >480
Nitrobenzene >480
Sodium Hydroxide >480
Sulfuric Acid >480
Tetrachloroethylene >480
Tetrahydrofuran >480
Toluene >480


Gases Frontline® 500
Ammonia Gas >480
1,3 Butadiene Gas >480
Chlorine Gas >480
Ethylene Oxide Gas >480
Hydrogen Chloride Gas >480
Methyl Chloride Gas >480

Typical Physical Properties Measured per ASTM D751, D2582 and D1358

Test Method Results - lbs/N
Grab Tensile Strength MD* 102 / 454
Grab Tensile Strength CD* 103 / 458
Puncture Propagation Tear MD* 18 / 82
Puncture Propagation Tear CD* 25 / 110
Burst Strength 94 / 417
Seam Strength 90/ 400
Flammability Resistance Pass

Frontline 500 has been tested for thermal protective performance (TPP) in accordance with ISO 17492, Clothing for Protection Against Heat and Flame, and showed a TPP value of 32.

Frontline 500 has been tested for flame resistance in accordance with ASTM F1358 and meets requirements of NFPA 1991, including base requirements plus optional Flash Fire and Liquified Gas requirements.

Frontline 500 has been tested in accordance with ASTM F 1930-00 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin, with 0% body burn indicated after a 6-second burn test.

Note: Sources for all chemical test data are independent laboratories. All tests were performed under laboratory conditions and not under actual use conditions. Tests were performed on material samples, not actual garments. All chemicals tested at 95% and 75° F except Sodium Hydroxide, tested at 50%.

Warning: This information is based on technical data that Kappler believes to be reliable. It is subject to revision as additional knowledge and experience are gained. The website will contain Kappler’s most up-to-date product information, and customers who receive pamphlets, brochures or other literature should be aware that such “hard copy” information may not be as current as the information on Kappler’s website. Customers also should recognize that there are uses, environments and chemicals for which Kappler products, garments and/or fabrics are unsuitable. It is the responsibility of the user to review available data and verify that the product, garment and/or fabric is appropriate for the intended use and meets all specified government and/or industry standards. Also, the customer should review all available information on the website to understand the uses – and limitations – on ALL products, garments and fabrics which Kappler makes available.

Caution: Frontline garments are designed for chemical flash fire protection FOR ESCAPE ONLY in the event of a chemical flash fire.