ASTM F1001 Chemical Test Battery*
Chemical Frontline® 300 Frontline® 500
*Normalized breakthrough times in minutes in accordance with ASTM F 739.
Acetone >480 >480
Acetonitrile >480 >480
Carbon Disulfide >480 >480
Dichloromethane 10 253
Diethylamine >480 >480
Dimethylformamide >480 >480
Ethyl Acetate >480 >480
n-Hexane >480 >480
Methyl Alcohol >480 >480
Nitrobenzene >480 >480
Sodium Hydroxide >480 >480
Sulfuric Acid >480 >480
Tetrachloroethylene >480 >480
Tetrahydrofuran >480 >480
Toluene >480 >480
Ammonia Gas >480 >480
1,3 Butadiene >480 >480
Chlorine Gas >480 >480
Ethylene Oxide Gas >480 >480
Hydrogen Chloride Gas NT >480
Methyl Chloride Gas NT >480
Chemical Warfare Agent Data
Chemical Agent Frontline® 500
Breakthrough Time Breakthrough Criteria
Agent testing was conducted at Battelle Labs in accordance with MIL-STD-282 and/or NFPA 1994-2001 Edition Standard on Protective Ensembles for Chemical / Biological Terrorism Incidents.
Bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide (Mustard:HD) >480 MINUTES 4.0 ug/cm2
Isopropyl methylfluorophosphonate (Sarin:GB) >480 MINUTES 1.25 ug/cm2
Chlorovinyl arsinedichloride (Lewisite:L) >240 MINUTES 4.0 ug/cm2
0-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate (Nerve:VX) >480 MINUTES 1.25 ug/cm2

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Caution: Do not use for fire protection. Avoid open flame or intense heat. This garment is designed for escape purposes only.

Additional Data for Frontline® 300

Frontline® 300 has been tested for thermal protective performance (TPP) in accordance with ISO 17492, Clothing for Protection Against Heat and Flame.

Frontline 300 showed a TPP value of 16.

Frontline 300 meets the requirements for flame resistance in accordance with ASTM F1358.

Additional Data for Frontline® 500

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.

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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% concentration and 75° F, unless otherwise specified.

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