From: Jeff Tenney <Jeff.Tenney**At_Symbol_Here**SDMYERS.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Liquid proof flame retardant lab coats
Date: April 17, 2012 2:51:11 PM EDT
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We found that Nomex works the best (expensive $80) for us. Below is a link from UCSB on the subject.


There are other option that are cheaper ($25) they may serve your purpose.


“Extra-Safe” Lab coats are Static-Free - Feature a Soft 3-layer SMS fabric that is fluid resistant and breathable. Feature a Snap Front and knit cuff and collar. This style is perfect for a laboratory environment as it has no pockets. Very comfortable! They are latex free and fire retardant. These disposable lab jackets are washable (delicate cycle) up to 5 times!  


There are several suppliers of this type of lab coat.


Liquid proof is a tall order.


Jeff Tenney

S. D. Myers, Inc.

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Russell Vernon
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 2:30 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Liquid proof flame retardant lab coats


One of the challenges we’ve encountered is the liquid absorptive properties of flame retardant lab coats.

Does anyone know of a commercially available flame retardant lab coats that resists absorbing water and other solvents?


Thanks in advance,



Russell Vernon, Ph.D.


Environmental Health & Safety

University of California, Riverside

900 University Ave

Riverside, CA 92521



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