From: Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**BRYNMAWR.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Fire Resistant, Non-Woven Lab Coat Supplier
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:42:46 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
I know you are looking for a nonwoven fabric, but as far as sizes, VWR sells a line of FR cotton lab coats with elastic cuffs that come in men's and women's sizes, down to XXS in women's and up to several XXLs. We have a few people here who take an XS.
For what it's worth, I've tried FR-rated K-C Kleengard (Model A65) lab coats, and found they shed little particles like crazy. The quantity of little blue specks was a nuisance in regular labs; I can't imagine using them in a clean room environment. The FR cotton seem pretty unremarkable, shed-wise.
Donald Abramowitz, CIH
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
New researcher planning to do work with nanomaterials in flammable solvent. From what I've reviewed online, a fire resistant lab coat that is made of nonwoven fabric is best practice--ideally, I'd be able to order in size small (as well as the other sizes) and the garment would have knit cuffs. I've found the Kimberly Clark Kleenguard through several suppliers but KC apparently doesn't make the garment in sizes smaller than M (and some of our students are quite petite).
Anyone out there have a good source for these?
Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
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