Chemical Protective Garments

Chemical Splash Protection Products

Chemical Splash Protection garments manufactured by Lac-Mac Limited should be used only for those situations where you do not need vapour protection or where vapour exposure is determined to be acceptable by an industrial safety or health professional. Because garments manufactured from Gore® Fabric for Chemical Splash Protection are vapour-permeable, they should not be used for protection against hazardous vapour exposures, or for exposures to carcinogens or other health threatening materials.

The following is an excerpt from the Gore® Fabric for Chemical Splash Protection Application Guide and details chemical penetration test data for a selection of chemical challenges. Testing is based upon ASTM F 903-03 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Liquids and is conducted as specified in NFPA 1992 - Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies

Use garments made from Gore® Fabric for Chemical Splash Protection for these chemicals only in controlled situations if vapour exposure has been deemed acceptable by an industrial safety, hygiene or health professional. Failure to comply with this warning may result in serious injury or death.

The Chemical Penetration Data is colour coded, as described below, to assist in determining the proper application for protective clothing made with GORE® Chemical Splash Fabric.


GREEN: These chemicals represent liquid splash hazards as defined by NFPA 1992 Standards. GORE® Chemical Splash Fabric passes the penetration test for chemicals printed in green.


YELLOW: These chemicals represent both potential vapor and liquid splash hazards. GORE® Chemical Splash Fabric passes the penetration test for chemicals printed in yellow. Significant amounts of chemical vapor permeate this material. Use GORE® Chemical Splash Fabric for these chemicals only in controlled situations if vapor exposure is acceptable. Consult a trained professional in industrial safety or hygiene when making this determination. Failure to comply with this warning may result in serious injury or death.


RED: Do Not Use - GORE® Chemical Splash Fabric fails the penetration test for chemicals printed in red.

To proceed, please identify your chemical challenge's from the list below:

Chemical Synonym Penetration Result
1% PCB / 99% Mineral Oil   PASS
4% PCB / 6% Trichlorobenzene / 90% Mineral Oil   PASS
50% PCB / 50% Mineral Oil   PASS
Acetic Acid, Glacial Ethanoic Acid PASS
Acetone*+ 2-Propanone PASS
Acetonitrile Methyl Cyanide PASS
Acrylic Acid (99%) 2-Propenoic Acid PASS
Acrylonitrile 2-Propenenitrile PASS
Adiponitrile (98%)   PASS
Aluminum Ammonium Sulphate (12.2%) Alum PASS
Ammonium Hydroxide (30%) Aqua Ammonia PASS
Ammonium Phosphate (Monobasic, Saturated Solution) Ammonium Acid Phosphate PASS
Butyl Acetate (>95% w/w), CAS No. 123-86-4   PASS    
Calcium Hydroxide (Saturated Solution) Caustic Lime PASS
Calcium Hypochlorite (Saturated Solution) Calcium Oxychloride PASS
Chloroacetic Acid (Saturated Solution) Monochloroacetic Acid, MCA PASS
Chlorosulfonic Acid Sulphuric Chlorohydrin PASS
Chromic Acid (100%) Chromium Trioxide PASS
Citric Acid (50%) B-Hydroxytricarballylic Acid PASS
Cyclohexanol 2-Ethylhexyl Alcohol PASS
Cyclohexylamine Hexahydroaniline PASS
Dichloromethane* Methane Dichloride PASS
Diesel Fuel   PASS
Diethyl Sulfate (98%)   PASS
Diethylamine*   PASS
Dimethylacetamide   PASS
Dimethylformamide*+   PASS
Ethanol (reagent>99.5%)   PASS
Ethyl Acetate*+ Acetic Ether PASS
Ethylene Glycol Ethylene Alcohol PASS
Ferric Nitrate (50%)   PASS
Ferric Sulfate (50%)   PASS
Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluid   PASS
Formaldehyde (50%) Oxymethylene PASS
Formic Acid (100%) Methanoic Acid PASS
Fuel H (42.5% toluene, 42.5% isooctane and 15% denatured ethanol v/v) Surrogate Gasoline PASS    
Furfural (60% concentration diluted with 40% nitromethane)   PASS
Gasoline   PASS
Heptanoic Acid (99%)   PASS
Hexamethylenediamine 98%   PASS
Hexane   PASS
Hydrochloric Acid (37%) Muriatic Acid PASS
Hydrofluoric Acid (10%) Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) PASS
Hydrofluoric Acid (49%) Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) FAIL
Hydrofluosilicic Acid (25%) Hexafluoro Silicate (2-) Dihydrogen PASS
Hydrogen Peroxide (30%) Hydrogen Dioxide PASS
Hyriodic Acid (47%)   PASS
Isooctane 2,2,4- Trimethylpentane PASS
Isopar Petroleum Distillates PASS
Isopropanol Isopropyl Alcohol PASS
Isopropyl Alcohol (>91% w/w), CAS No. 67-63-0   PASS    
JP4 Jet Fuel   PASS
Mercuric Sulphide Vermillion PASS
Mercury Quicksilver PASS
Mercury (II) Sulphide Mercuric Sulphide PASS
Methanol* Methyl Alcohol PASS
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 2-Butanone, MEK PASS
Methyl Formate   PASS
Methyl Hydrazine Monomethylhydrazine FAIL
Methyl Isoamyl Ketone (98%) 5-Methyl-2-Hexanone PASS
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (>95% w/w), CAS No. 108-10-1   PASS    
Methyl Methacrylate Methyl-Alpha-Methacrylate FAIL
Methyl Propyl Ketone (90%) 2-Pentanone PASS
Methylamine Monomethylamine FAIL
Motor Oil, SAE 30 wt.   PASS
N-Butanol (>99% concentration)   PASS
N-Butylamine   FAIL
Nitric Acid (35%) Aquafortis PASS
Nitric Acid (50%) Aquafortis FAIL
Nitric Acid (70%) Aquafortis FAIL
Nitrobenzene*+   PASS
Nitromethane (40% concentration diluted with 60% methanol)   PASS
O-Cresol (98%)   PASS
Oleum (18-24% SO2) Fuming Sulphuric Acid FAIL
Oxalic Acid (8%)   PASS
Phenol (90%) Carbolic Acid PASS
Phosphoric Acid (80%) Orthophosphoric Acid PASS
Picric Acid Trinitrophenol PASS
Potassium Fluoride (40%)   PASS
Potassium Hydroxide (53%) Caustic Potash PASS
Silicon (IV) Chloride Silicon Tetrachloride PASS
Sodium Aluminate (30%) Aluminum Sodium Oxide PASS
Sodium Bisulfate (42% concentration, 58% water)   PASS
Sodium Chlorate (Saturated Solution) Chlorate of Soda PASS
Sodium Chlorite (Saturated Solution)   PASS
Sodium Hydroxide (50%)*+ Caustic Soda PASS
Sodium Hypochlorite (10% w/w, made within 72 hours of use)   PASS    
Sodium Hypochlorite (13%) Chlorine Bleach PASS
Sodium Methylate Sodium Methoxide PASS
Sodium Silicate (50%) Sodium Metasilicate PASS
Sulphur Chloride Sulphur Monochloride FAIL
Sulphuric Acid (10%)   PASS
Sulphuric Acid (93%) Hydrogen Sulphate PASS
Sulphuric Acid (96%) Hydrogen Sulphate PASS
Sulphuric Acid (98%)   PASS
Tetrachloroethylene* Perchloroethylene PASS
Tetrachloroethylene (>95% w/w), CAS No. 127-18-4   PASS    
Tetrahydrofuran THF PASS
Toluene Methylbenzene PASS
Trichloroethylene TCE PASS
Trisodium Nitrilotriacetate (40%)   PASS
Urea (54%) Carbamide PASS
Xylene, Mixed Isomers Dimethylbenzene PASS
* Liquid chemical listed in ASTM F1001, Standard for Test Chemicals to Evaluate Protective Clothing Materials.
+ Chemical listed in NFPA 1992 battery of chemicals. 
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