From: JULI ANNE MARQUEZ <chemexjuli**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Fire Resistant, Non-Woven Lab Coat Supplier
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:48:11 -0700
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I always had the best service, especially when it came to uncommon sizes of various PPE, with Safety Vibe, Inc. based out of southern California, but they source/ship all over the US, and abroad.

Tel: (626) 281-8444
Fax: (626) 281-5144

Good luck!

Juli Marquez
Bakersfield, CA

Jules at C.C.I.

Cell: 661-346-2425

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:03 AM, Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Hey, great to know about the 'shedding' of the Kleenguards...Too bad as they seemed to fit the bill (except no Smalls or XSmalls)...but the blue particles are likely a concern from the researcher's point of view...

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Don Abramowitz <dabramow**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
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?

Many thanks,

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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