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DuPont launches Type 3 liquid-tight garment

DuPont has unveiled a new Type 3 liquid-tight garment for personal protective apparel, DuPont Tyvek 800 J. This is a new limited-use Type 3 chemical protective garment that is both durable and light weight. The garment resists pressurized jets of low-concentration, water-based, inorganic chemicals while providing protection, and freedom of movement due to its novel Tyvek 800 J Fabric Technology.

The product is geared to be used in industrial cleaning applications including pressure washing and tank cleaning, food processing, petrochemical installations, environmental remediation, maintenance, and other pharmaceutical operations. Tyvek 800 J is also suitable for use in cleaning operations using spray guns where the operator may be exposed to liquid splash.

DuPont's earnings for fourth-quarter 2015 beat expectations, but currency headwinds due to a strong US dollar and weak results in its agriculture business dented both top and bottom lines in the quarter.