Watch DuPont's Tyvek® coverall outperform SMS and MPF during an extreme paintball demonstration.


DuPont™ Tyvek® PPE offers an ideal balance of protection, comfort, and durability.

To demonstrate the superior barrier protection of Tyvek® PPE against microporous film (MPF) and spunbond meltblown spunbond (SMS) fabric, DuPont tested the three PPE garments against the force of a .68 caliber paintball gun at a 17 ft. distance. Facing three paintballs at a 190 – 200 ft/s velocity, DuPont™ Tyvek® PPE consistently outperformed the competition, remained intact after impact, and demonstrated superior protection against the paint splash. Watch the demonstration in the short video above.

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For more than 50 years, DuPont Personal Protection (DPP) has been creating groundbreaking solutions that protect industrial professionals around the globe. DPP brings together some of the most trusted names in personal protective equipment (PPE)—Tyvek®, Tychem®, Nomex® and Kevlar®—to provide unparalleled solutions that protect workers against chemical, thermal, electric arc, mechanical and other workplace hazards.

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