Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, has announced the Trellchem Super gastight chemical protective suit has been tested to and fulfils the requirements of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC for equipment to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Trellchem Super has been on the market nearly 30 years and has an extensive track record of satisfied customers all around the world. It holds certificates to the highest standards in Europe and is popular in various industrial applications.
"Since it is a requirement within most chemical industries to wear antistatic protective clothing, we are very happy to announce that the Trellchem Super now also fulfills this requirement", says Thomas Draskovics, president and general manager of Ansell specialty markets. "Ansell’s commitment to innovation is reflected in the design of this product, and we are proud to make it available to our customers."
The Trellchem Super garment material has been upgraded by adding conductive carbon black in one of the rubber layers, thereby achieving new antistatic properties. Already well-known for its outstanding durability in combination with excellent resistance to a variety of chemical substances, this new antistatic property will add to the list of positive properties and guarantee its position on the market for a number of years ahead.
Explosive environments (atmospheres) are classified in different Zones, depending on how high the risk of an explosion is. Also, chemicals are classified into Explosion groups depending on how explosive they are. Trellchem Super is approved for use in Zone 0, 1, 2 (gas)/20, 21, 22 (dust) and Group IIA, IIB, IIC, i.e. within environments with the highest explosive risk.
Trellchem Super is available in both fully encapsulating and non-encapsulating design and can be fitted with boots or socks, a variety of gloves, airline pass-through, pockets, loops etc. to fit each customer’s specific needs. It holds certificates to EN 943-2/ET, EN 943-1, EN 1073-2 (Protection against radioactive particles) and EN 14126 (Protection against Infective agents).