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DuraChem 500 Is The Economical Alternative for NFPA 1994 Hazmat and CBRN Protection.

DuraChem® 500 is the ideal NFPA 1994 solution for both general hazmat and terrorism incident response. Thanks to proven Kappler innovation, it combines the benefit of maximum protection with an affordable price.

Certified to NFPA Class 1 and Class 2, DuraChem 500 offers CBRN/Hazmat protection in a tactical style garment. In addition to the Chem-Bio requirements, which include warfare agent testing, the 2018 edition of the NFPA 1994 standard also includes general Hazmat response to expand the applications for DuraChem 500. Designed as a 'multi-use, single-exposure’ garment, it is a smart, budget-friendly alternative to expensive reusables.

DuraChem 500 Details

  • Dual certification to NFPA 1994 (2018 Edition) for both Class 1 and Class 2.
  • Provides gas-tight CBRN and general Hazmat protection in tactical-style, non-encapsulating suit.
  • ‘Multi-use, single-exposure’ garment provides maximum protection at affordable price.
  • Unique rear-entry design option facilitates safer doffing to eliminate cross-contamination concerns.
  • Elastomeric face opening gasket fits securely around respirator, eliminates need for taping.
  • Available in Tan and Navy fabric colors.

Available in both Tan and Navy, DuraChem 500 offers a unique rear entry option to facilitate safer doffing procedures.

Pyroman test dramatically illustrates the life-saving FR performance of DuraChem 500.

Kappler is committed to user survivability, and DuraChem 500 garments are subjected to intense testing to simulate real-world exposure in a chemical flash-fire, which can generate heat up to 1900º F. The Pyroman Thermal Manikin test for DuraChem 500 was conducted at North Carolina State University, with a 3-second test to predict a percentage of body burn a wearer might experience. Sensors on the manikin indicate not only the area of the body affected, but also predict severity of the burn. The DuraChem 500 encapsulating suit provided outstanding performance for both measurements, with 0% body burn indicated.

DuraChem 500 Style Options

Vapor Non Encapsulating Suit

D5H457-94

DuraChem 500 NFPA 1994 Class 1 & 2, Hazmat/CBRN Ensemble. Coverall with Attached Hood with Sure-Fit® Respirator Face Piece Seal, Front Entry AquaSeal® Gas-Tight Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with FR Hook & Loop Closure, Permanently Attached 25 mil Butyl Gloves with Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Hook & Loop Fasteners at Ankles.

Heat Sealed / Taped
Size: SM/MD- 4XL
Color: Khaki / Navy
Quantity: 1//cs
Weight: 12 lb / 5.44 kg
Vapor Non Encapsulating Suit

D5H458-94

DuraChem 500 NFPA 1994 Class 1 & 2, Hazmat/CBRN Ensemble. Coverall with Attached Hood with Sure-Fit® Respirator Face Piece Seal, Rear Entry AquaSeal® Gas-Tight Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with FR Hook & Loop Closure, Permanently Attached 25 mil Butyl Gloves with Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Hook & Loop Fasteners at Ankles.

Heat Sealed / Taped
Size: SM/MD- 4XL
Color: Khaki / Navy
Quantity: 1//cs
Weight: 12 lb / 5.44 kg

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DuraChem 500 Chemical Test Data

Class 1 Chemical Test Battery*
Chemical Class 1 Minutes Class 2 Minutes Criteria
Acrolein >60 >60 >6.0 ug/cm2
Acrylonitrile >60 >60 >6.0 ug/cm2
Ammonia >60 >60 >6.0 ug/cm2
Chlorine >60 >60 >6.0 ug/cm2
Diethylamine >60 NA >6.0 ug/cm2
Dimethyl Sulfate >60 >60 >6.0 ug/cm2
Ethyl Acetate >60 NA >6.0 ug/cm2
Sulfuric Acid >60 NA >6.0 ug/cm2
Tetrachloroethylene >60 NA >6.0 ug/cm2
Toluene >60 NA >6.0 ug/cm2

*Class 1 chemical challenge levels are 20 g/m2 for liquids and 10,000 ppm for gases and vapors. Class 2 chemical challenge levels are 10 g/m2 for liquids and 350 ppm for gases and vapors.

Chemical Warfare Agent Data*
Chemical Agent Class 1 Minutes Class 2 Minutes Criteria
Soman >60 >60 1.25 ug/cm2
Distilled Mustard >60 >60 4.0 ug/cm2
Class 2 Biohazard Testing
Hazard Method Result
Blood/Viral ASTM-F1671 Pass

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