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 email@example.com or call 01280 841400 to discuss your requirements, and we’ll help you choose the right product.
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.