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DuPont Personal Protection Introduces Tychem® QC for Corrections

By DuPont Kevlar
Published: 08/28/2007

RICHMOND, Va., August 29, 2007 – DuPont, the maker of Kevlar® and a leader in protective apparel for nearly 40 years, has introduced a new garment for corrections officers, DuPont™ Tychem® QC for Corrections. Specifically designed for the Corrections market and cell extraction, Tychem® QC delivers superior protection against the biohazards and viral contaminants potentially faced when working with prisoners.

DuPont™ Tychem® QC for Corrections has been tested against 70 different chemicals, and is engineered with fabric and seams that pass the American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) stringent guidelines for resistance to bloodborne viruses. The garment also features taped seams and secure zippers, making it tough and durable for cell extraction.

“Viruses such as hepatitis and HIV, and bodily fluids are real threats faced by officers everyday when handling prisoners,” said Melissa Helpinstill, Chemical Market Segment Manager, DuPont Personal Protection. “With DuPont™ Tychem® QC for Corrections, officers now have a garment that delivers the protection from these threats without inhibiting the ability to perform their jobs effectively.”

Tychem® QC for Corrections is available in low-visibility grey to provide contrast from inmates clothing, and is also generously sized to properly fit over any extra equipment officers may wear, such as stab-resistant vests, elbow pads and lower leg protection. For more than 30 years, law enforcement personnel have depended on DuPont scientists and engineers for the innovative products, services and solutions that help protect them on the job.

DuPont™ RelyOn™ antiseptics and disinfectants make a strong complement to DuPont™ Tychem® QC for Corrections and are fast becoming the choice of corrections and law enforcement officers around the country. Vests made with Kevlar®, the first high-performance fiber used in body armor, have been documented to save thousands of law officers from serious or life-threatening injuries. DuPont™ Kevlar® Correctional™ technology helps provide protection from the specific threats faced by corrections officers, including assaults perpetrated with shanks, awls, spikes, and handmade knives.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Kevlar® and Tychem® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

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