EN 1149-5

UNI EN 1149:2008
Protective apparel: electrostatic properties


UNI EN ISO 13688:2013
Protective apparel: General requirements


PPE intended for use in ATEX environments,
as they minimize the risk of explosion
due to electrostatic discharges.


Products that prevent and protect from damage caused by electrostatic discharges. An E.P.A. (Electrostatic charge Protected Area) is an area equipped with static-dissipating and conductive materials, both in fixed and mobile furnishings, in packagings and in PPE for the workers and set up for correct electric earthing. Inside EPAs it is safe to produce, repair and operate on products and components which are sensitive to electrostatic discharge.

Protective apparel to use where there is a risk of electrostatic discharges, ideal for environments where electronic instruments are used.
These garments are designed to allow quick dissipation of discharges also when the skin is in direct contact with the conductive component (e.g. wrists and neck). The antistatic tissue, made with DuPont’s NEGA-STAT fiber, works with the principle of induction charge.
– Every fiber is made of an electrically conductive core, wrapped in a Dracon layer.
– The electric charges are induced and neutralized into the core.
– The Dracon wrap protects the core from breaking, sparks or any other damage.
This tissue does not generate relevant interferences and guarantees the maintenance of antistatic properties after numerous washes, even at high temperatures (60° for home washing machines, 85 °C for industrial washing machines). This PPE must be worn as a full outfit to guarantee complete protection as required by the normative (jacket+trousers, or shirt+trousers).