EN 13034-6:2005 - Protective clothing against liquid chemicals - Type 6 or PP(6)

EN 13034-6:2005 Clothing for protection against liquid chemicals – Requirements for clothing that provides limited protection against liquid chemicals (Type 6 clothing). This standard specifies the requirements and test methods for Type 6 single- and multiple-use clothing. Type 6 clothing provides limited protection against small spatters and fumes from liquid chemicals. In general, this type of clothing is made of water-repellent but not completely waterproof material.

This clothing should be worn in combination with other garments that provide protection as defined in EN 13034. Chemical protective clothing (Type 6) must cover and protect at least the trunk and limbs (e.g. one-piece coveralls or two-piece suits, with or without hoods, boot-socks or boot-covers). Type 6 chemical protective clothing offers the lowest level of chemical protection and is intended to be used when risks have been assessed as low and a full liquid permeation barrier is not necessary (i.e. when wearers are able to take immediate and adequate action when their clothing becomes contaminated). Low risks include potential exposure to small quantities of spray or accidental low volume splashes.

Note: prolonged use of chemical protective clothing can cause heat stress!

All chemical protective clothing material is tested and classified in accordance with Table 1. The construction of seams prevents the penetration of liquid through stitch holes and through other components of a seam and must not obstruct liquid runoff.

Tests Test Method Performance requirements
Abrasion resistance EN 530-2 Class 1: > 10 cycles
Trapezoidal tear resistance ISO 9073-4 Class 1: > 10 N
Tensile strenght ISO 13934-1 Class 1: > 30 N
Puncture resistance EN 863 Class 1: > 5 N
Repellency to liquids EN 368 Class 3: > 95%
Resistance to penetration by liquids EN 368 Class 3: > 95%