The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Static Clothing Materials

What clothing material is anti-static?

Anti-static clothing materials include natural fibres like cotton and silk, and synthetic fibres like polyester, nylon, and carbon-infused materials.

anti-static clothing materials

In most cases, static electricity is not dangerous. But when it comes to the Hazardous environments that we know our customers work in, a static build can be very dangerous, leading to injury or even death.

Therefore our range for ORKA and Haztec clothing is made from anti-static materials to prevent the buildup of static electricity on the garments. This guide will explore the different types of anti-static clothing materials, their benefits, and how to choose and care for them.

Anti-static clothing materials

Anti-static clothing materials fall into two categories; synthetic and natural. An example of a naturally anti-static material is cotton. This is why we sell 100% cotton polo shirts and sweatshirts. These are not tested for their anti-static properties, so as PPE suppliers, we recommend that garments such as these are worn underneath a certified anti-static product such as a Haztec Kelvin Jacket.

This brings us to synthetic anti-static materials, which are carbon-infused materials in the world of PPE. The carbon is conductive, so it dissipates the electrical charges.

Benefits of anti-static clothing

Anti-static clothing offers several benefits, including protection against electrical discharge, enhanced safety in hazardous workplaces, improved comfort and durability, and compliance with industry regulations. Anti-static clothing can also help to prevent damage to electronic equipment and reduce the risk of explosions in certain industries. With the Haztec range of anti-static garments, you get the comfort of your PJs but know you are protected!

How to choose anti-static clothing

When choosing anti-static clothing, it’s important to consider industry-specific requirements, the level of static protection needed, comfort and fit, and proper maintenance. But contact us at or call 01280 841400 to discuss your requirements, and we’ll help you choose the right product.

Anti-static workwear

Different types of anti-static workwear include jackets, trousers, shirts, and coveralls. Examples of industries that require anti-static clothing include fuel & gas distribution, offshore energy, power generation and petrochemical. In all of these industries, you cannot risk the possibility of anti-static building up resulting in a spark. Many companies in these industries trust us for their anti-static workwear – see case studies here.

How to care for anti-static clothing

Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure the effectiveness of anti-static clothing. Just follow the care label in the collar!


Trust Hazchem for your anti-static clothing. It can be complex finding the right garment, so why not give us a call at 01280 841400 and ask to speak to Brian or Farndon, who will be happy to discuss your requirements and present a solution.

Before you call us, you can browse through the range here.


Upgrade your workwear with Hazchem Safety’s anti-static workwear. Stay safe and comfortable in your workplace while preventing static electricity buildup. Order now!

To discuss your requirements for Anti-static workwear PPE, call us on 01280 841400 or email our sales department, who will be happy to have a chat!