Zytron® 500 is top of the class – and the classic responder choice for hazmat and other demanding situations.

It's tough, built for mobility, and based on patented technology that created the first material to survive eight full hours against the ASTM F1001 Test Battery with no breakthrough.

With that kind of Kappler heritage built into the fabric, it's no wonder that responders around the world trust Z500 garments for ultra-demanding Level A and Level B applications. Available in coveralls and a range of total encapsulating suits.

Zytron 500 Style Details

  • Greater than 8-hour holdout against hundreds of chemicals, with proven holdout against Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA).
  • NFPA 1994 Class 2 - 2012 Edition style available.
  • Available in a wide variety of total encapsulating suits and coverall styles.
  • Available in hi-viz orange and charcoal gray.
  • New patent-pending AntiFog Expanded-View Visor System (view side-by-side comparison photos below).
  • Applications: hazmat response, chemical handling, Refueling operations, Petro-chemical refinery operations, hazardous material clean-up and remediation, CWA incineration / remediation / disposal

AntiFog Visor System

View a video showcasing the benefits of Kappler’s new larger AntiFog Visor System. (note: old vs. new comparison shows Frontline® garment)

Zytron 500 Key Benefits

  • New larger AntiFog Visor System is standard on all Zytron 500 gas-tight styles except Z5H550 and 580 series.
  • All Hazmat styles include 2N1® Glove System which eliminates the problem of inner glove inversion.
  • Hazmat style include seams that are sewn then double heat sealed/taped.
  • Softer pliable fabric enhances comfort for extended wear applications.

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Zytron 500 Style Options

Coverall

Z5H417

Zipper Front, Collar, Elastic Wrists and Ankles.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 3/cs
Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Coverall

Z5H426

Zipper Front, LongNeck™ design with Extended Zipper Closure, Attached Hood, Elastic Wrists and Face Opening, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
CE Type 3
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 3/cs
Weight: 8 lb / 3.6 kg
Coverall

Z5H428

Zipper Front, LongNeck™ design with Extended Zipper Closure, Attached Hood, Elastic Wrists, Ankles and Face Opening.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
CE Type 3
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 3/cs
Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Splash

Z5H573

Rear Entry, Expanded Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 1 Exhaust Port, Elastic Wrists, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Single Heat Sealed/Taped Seams, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners & Cloth Zipper.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Splash

Z5H373

Rear Entry, Flat Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 1 Exhaust Port, Elastic Wrists, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Single Heat Sealed/Taped Seams, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Cloth Zipper & Side Air Inlet.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Vapor

Z5H552

Front Entry, Expanded Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Heat Sealed/Taped Seams & Field Replaceable Butyl Gloves.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Vapor

Z5H553

Rear Entry, Expanded Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Heat Sealed/Taped Seams & Field Replaceable Butyl Gloves.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Vapor

Z5H352

Front Entry, Flat Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Heat Sealed/Taped Seams & Field Replaceable Butyl Gloves.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam

Must specify pass-thru option.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Vapor

Z5H353

Rear Entry, Flat Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Heat Sealed/Taped Seams & Field Replaceable Butyl Gloves.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam

Must specify pass-thru option.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Vapor

Z5H582

HazMat Front Entry, Expanded Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Double Sealed Seams, Knee Reinforcements & 2N1® Glove System.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Vapor

Z5H583

HazMat Rear Entry, Expanded Back, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Double Sealed Seams, Knee Reinforcements & 2N1® Glove System.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Training

Z5S555

Front Entry, Expanded Back, Large PVC Visor, 1 Exhaust Port, 48” Zipper, Storm Flap with Hook and Loop, Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Serged Zytron 200 Seams & Sewn On PVC Gloves.

Serged Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Training

Z5S556

Rear Entry, Expanded Back, Large PVC Visor, 1 Exhaust Port, 48” Zipper, Storm Flap with Hook and Loop, Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Serged Zytron 200 Seams & Sewn On PVC Gloves.

Serged Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Vapor

Z5HTN-C2

Vapor Total Encapsulating Suit, Front Entry with Expanded Back, Double Heat Sealed/Taped Seams, Large AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Field Replaceable 2N1® Glove System and Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange/Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg

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Zytron 500 Chemical Test Data

STM F1001 Chemical Test Battery*
Chemical Minutes
Acetone >480
Acetonitrile >480
Carbon Disulfide >480
Dichloromethane >480
Diethylamine >480
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
Ammonia Gas >480
1,3 Butadiene Gas >480
Chlorine Gas >480
Ethylene Oxide Gas >480
Hydrogen Chloride Gas >480
Methyl Chloride Gas >480
Chemical Warfare Agent Data**
Chemical Agent Minutes Criteria
Bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide (Mustard:HD) >480 4.0 ug/cm2
Isopropyl methylfluorophosphonate (Sarin:GB) >480 1.25 ug/cm2
Chlorovinyl arsinedichloride (Lewisite:L) >480 4.0 ug/cm2
O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate (Nerve:VX) >480 1.25 ug/cm2
Typical Physical Properties
Test Method Result
Grab Tensile Strength MD* ASTM D751(lbs/N) 120 / 534
Grab Tensile Strength CD* ASTM D751(lbs/N) 121 / 538
Tear Resistance Trapezoid MD*(lbs/N) method details below** 35 / 156
Tear Resistance Trapezoid CD*(lbs/N) method details below** 37 / 168
Ball Burst ASTM D3787 (lbs/N) 128 / 569
Flammability Resistance ASTM F1358 N/A
*MD - Machine Direction, CD - Cross Direction
**ASTM D1117 (Zytron 100, 200) ASTM D5587 (Zytron 300, 400, 500) ASTM D571 (Frontline 300, 500)

* Industrial chemical testing was conducted in accordance with ASTM F 739 with normalized breakthrough times reported in minutes.

Note: These tests were performed in accordance with ASTM standards by independent laboratories. This data is derived from tests performed on material samples only, not finished garments.

** Chemical Warfare Agent testing was conducted in accordance with MIL-STD-282 and/or NFPA 1994-2001 with breakthrough times reported based on total cumulative permeation.


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