How do I size disposable clothing/suits?


Sizing disposable coveralls and Suits

The chart below offers up an easy way to choose the right size for your coverall product. Remember, going a size or two larger is generally not a problem. However, going down a size, can present problems.

LakeLand clothing size chart

Suit design & seam methods

Coveralls also come with several different seam types, and this is important (critical in fact) depending on the material you are trying to protect yourself from. Seam types in hazmat suits are important because as described below, each seam type is designed to protect against specific types of materials. The more robust the seam style, the more expensive the suit tends to be. Of important consideration are whether you are dealing with dry goods, or liquids. Liquids will require a bound seam or better, and depending on the quantity of the liquid present, may require a sealed or heat sealed seam type. If you will be immersing the suit into liquids, a heat sealed seam is critical. If you are preventing contact with potentially fatal or health threatening materials, you will want to consult the MSDS sheet, the manufacturer, or your safety officer for more precise criteria.

Seam Types

Serged Seams for dry protection

Serged Seam

A serged seam joins two pieces of material with a thread stitch that interlocks. This is an economical stitching method for general applications. Chemical protective clothing generally does not employ this stitching method. It is more commonly found on limited use clothing where dry particulates are of a concern.

Bound seams for liquid and dry protection

Sewn and Bound Seam

This seam joins two pieces of material with an overlay of similar material and is chain stitched through all of the layers for a clean, finished edge. This provides increased holdout of liquids and dry particulates.

sealed seams for level A and B protection

Heat Sealed Seam

A heat-sealed seam is sewn and then sealed with heat-activated tape. This method provides liquid-proof seams and is especially useful for Level A and B chemical protective clothing.
sealed seams for level A and B protection

Heat Sealed Plus Seam

This is the strongest seam offered. This seam is created by sewing and then heat-sealing the outside and inside to offer the highest strength and chemical resistance.

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