About BizTex Hazard Protection Fabrics
BizTex is a trademark of Portwest.
BizTex hazard protective clothing is an industry leading range of hazard protection garments certified and exceeding the highest international standards. The extensive BizTex range offers powerful protection against many workplace hazards. The BizTex range is cost effective whilst offering the wearer innovative high tech protection.
The Science of Hazard Protection
Biztex SMS Anti-Static
Strong Breathable Protection Against Hazardous Dry Particles
Portwest’s SMS is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction with anti-static properties. Formed by layering spunbond, meltblown and spunbond the fabric is strong and durable as well as being soft and breathable.
The high tensile strength offered by this trilaminate fabric protects the wearer from fluid and particulate penetration without compromising on mobility or comfort. Portwest have several garments manufactured with SMS in the BizTex range.
Biztex SMS Flame Resistant Anti-Static
For workers at risk from chemical splash who also may come into contact with flame or ash fire, the flame retardant BizTex SMS fabric is an obvious choice.
The SMS fabric is an integrated three layer polypropylene construction. Formed by layering spunbond, meltblown and spunbond the fabric is strong and durable as well as being soft and breathable.
This fabric is then treated with an FR coating which conforms to the flame resistant standard EN14116.
Suggested Industry Uses:
- Biological Hazards
- Oil and Gas
- Spray Painting
- Industry Use
Biztex Micro Anti-Static
Portwest’s BizTex Micro fabric is a polypropylene substrate with anti-static properties to which a polyethylene film is applied (PP/PE). The outer layer prevents the passage of liquid molecules inwards yet allows the vapour molecules that build up on the inside of the fabric to permeate. This technology keeps the wearer fresh and comfortable.
BizTex Micro has the added benet of having an anti-static coating that provides protection against electrostatic buildup.
Biztex Plus is also available in an 82g option, offering added strength, abrasion and tear resistance.
Anti-Static Breathable Protection Against Liquid Hazards
Certification and Testing
EN 14126 is the standard that guarantees protection against biological hazards and infective agents such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola Virus and Avian Influenza. The BizTex ST60 performs at the top level in four of the five tests used to certify garments to EN 14126 as shown on the table above.