Breathability and Heat Stress.


Heat stress is a serious hazard to wearers of chemical-protective clothing. In some cases, heat stress may be even more dangerous than the chemical hazard itself. To release heat, the body sweats, and when the sweat evaporates, the body is cooled.


Liquid splash garments based on continuous film materials, such as vinyl or rubber do not allow perspiration to escape and therefore provide no relief from heat stress.


TORANT® Chemical Splash Fabric is breathable meaning it does allow perspiration to escape from the suit providing relief to the wearer from heat build up in the garment.


TORANT® Chemical Splash Fabric is the only product that offers chemical splash protection per NFPA 1992 while allowing sweat vapour to escape.