For over a century, Ansell Limited has delivered the most advanced protection solutions to millions of people…at work, at home and in harm’s way. In 2015/2016 they acquired Microgard a leading manufacturer of chemical protective clothing, introducing new technology and designs to the market to improve wearer protection and comfort for the past 30 years. Re-branding the Microgard® / Microchem® range to AlphaTec® in 2018.
Whether you are working with liquid or solid chemicals, asbestos, paint, oil, grease, viruses and blood borne pathogens, or one of the countless other workplace contaminants in evidence today you can rely on AlphaTec® to keep you protected.
Ansell offer a Permeation Database showing chemical breakthrough times tested against the AlphaTec® range of coverall. Click here to search the Permeation Database.
AlphaTec® offer a full range of garments and accessories to help keep you protected against hazards, be it gases, liquids or dusts, from aprons through to fully encapsulated suits. An overview of the range of fabrics available is shown below:
|AlphaTec® 1500 utilises the latest in microfibre technology, is highly breathable and has been proven to filter 100% of particles down to 3 microns in size, making it ideal for protecting workers against asbestos and other relatively large hazardous particulates.|
|AlphaTec® 1500 PLUS utilises the latest in microfibre technology, is highly breathable and anti-static. It has been proven to filter 99.9% of particles down to 3 microns in size, making it ideal for protecting workers against low hazard pharmaceutical powders and other relatively large hazardous particulates.|
|AlphaTec® 2000 provides both protection and comfort with the latest microporous film laminate technology, providing exceptional liquid and particulate protection. Ideal for a wide range of industrial applications where protection from low hazard liquid spray and fine particulates is required|
|AlphaTec® 2500 is a unique material offering exceptional mechanical strength, liquid and particulate protection. Achieves the highest classifications for protection from biological agents, in accordance with EN 14126:2003 and ASTM F1671.|
|AlphaTec® 3000 is one of the lightest and most comfortable chemical protective fabrics on the market today. This durable 3 layer fabric provides an extremely effective barrier against both inorganic chemicals and biological hazards.|
|AlphaTec® 4000 is an exceptional chemical barrier against many concentrated organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals and biological agents. Tested against over 190 chemicals, including chemical warfare agents, this multi layer fabric is renowned for being lightweight yet durable and comfortable.|
|AlphaTec® 5000 reaches new levels in chemical protection. This highly visible, innovative, multi-layer fabric is strong, durable and suitable for workers in extremely hazardous areas, including HAZMAT response teams.|
|AlphaTec® FR is a flame-retardant material designed to be worn over woven thermal protective garments such as NOMEX®, offering protection from particulates and light liquid splash without compromising worker protection in the event of a flash fire.|
|AlphaTec® CFR is a flame-retardant material designed to be worn over woven thermal protective garments such as NOMEX®, offering protection from particulates and pressurised liquid spray without compromising worker protection in the event of a flash fire.|
AlphaTec® use 5 different seam types for its range of protective clothing depending on the fabric and the final application for which it will be used.
|Ultrasonically Welded & Taped Seams
A feature throughout the AlphaTec® 4000, 5000 and 6000 ranges, this seam technology is our highest barrier to liquid and particulates.
|Ultrasonically Welded Seams
Provides a strong liquid and particle barrier.
|Stitched & Taped Seams
Internal stitching which is overtaped to offer increased strength and an effective barrier to liquids and particulates.
An overlay of material similar to the base fabric is lock-stitched in place. This technology provides superior strength, liquid and particle barrier when compared to a traditional stitched seam.
Ansell Limited utilise 3-thread overlocking technology, which offers an excellent balance of a strong seam with good particle barrier. Internal stitching reduces the risk of any potential linting from the thread.