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Document ID (ISN)111961
CIS number 11-0608
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dolez P.I., Vu-Khanh T.
Title Recent developments and needs in materials used for personal protective equipment and their testing
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.15, No.4, p.347-362. Illus. 88 ref.
Internet access Recent_developments.pdf [in English]
Abstract The field of personal protective equipment (PPE) has led to several high technology innovations. Indeed, improved protection against the various possible encountered risks is looked for, in particular at the workplace. This has generated the development of new materials and new manufacturing technologies, as well as the introduction of new applications for existing ones. However, the remaining challenges are numerous. This article reviews some of the new technologies introduced in the field of protective clothing against heat and flames, mechanical risks and chemical aggressors. It also describes new challenges that are currently worked on, in particular the effect of service aging and the need for testing methods that reproduce real-use conditions. Finally, it discusses various existing and potential applications of nanomaterials and smart textiles for PPE.
Descriptors (primary) materials testing; equipment testing; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; protective gloves; research; literature survey; nanotechnology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles