Dunlop chemical-resistant boots offer the protection your employees need.
When working with hazardous chemicals, 'standard' safety shoes do not offer sufficient protection. However, our chemical-resistant safety boots offer the perfect solution. In addition to basic safety features such as slip resistance, water resistance and a protected toe and midsole, these boots are particularly notable for their resistance to certain liquids and gases.
Dunlop® Acifort® Heavy Duty
Dunlop® Acifort® Heavy Duty boots contain a PVC compound with nitrile rubber and polymers, making them the perfect boots for general chemical resistance. Heavy Duty boots are equipped with a protective toecap and midsole, extra ankle protection (AN), and are SRA-certified. To meet the strict requirements in various areas of application, there is also an ESD version in addition to the anti-static boots. Dunlop® Acifort® Heavy Duty boots can be worn with protective clothing (EN 943-1).
Dunlop® Acifort® HazGuard®
Made of a unique mix of PVC with nitrile rubber and polymers, Dunlop® Acifort® HazGuard® was especially designed for professional chemical protection. HazGuard® is EN ISO 20345 and EN ISO 13832-3:2006-certified, with certified resistance to chemicals J K O P Q R and L (50% conc.). This model is available in anti-static and ESD versions. The unique composition of the material ensures that the HazGuard® achieves SRA++, twice the slip resistance in the SRA area (water on ceramics) required in the standard.
Dunlop® HazGuard® Ultra
The third model of chemical boots is the Dunlop® HazGuard® Ultra. Of the new products, HazGuard® Ultra are the only boots with chemical protection certified in accordance with the US NFPA 1991, 2016 standard. In addition to a protective toecap and midsole and an Ultragrip® Sipe outsole, HazGuard® Ultra boots are also resistant to a comprehensive list of chemicals. We have been acquiring experience with HazGuard® Ultra in many different countries for dozens of years, making this the best product in the world for protection against hazardous substances.
Antistatic vs. ESD
According to EN ISO 20345:2011, a safety boot is considered to be antistatic if its’ measured electrical contact resistance falls between 100 kΩ (105 ohms) and 1 GΩ (109 ohms). With a lower resistance, a boot is considered to be conductive and at higher values it is insulating.
If you work in an industrial environment where electrostatic discharge can ignite flammable mixtures or damage electronic components, then ESD-certified boots that are specially designed for such environments are essential. The structure of these boots has relatively little electrical resistance, so there are always channels through which electricity can flow down into the ground. The range of electrical resistance is narrower than that of antistatic footwear, which further reduces the risk of ESD.
ESD is the acronym for Electrostatic discharge. Discharge of static electricity is a physical phenomenon that we can experience every day. If a charged object comes near an object with a difference in electric potential, an electrostatic discharge will take place. In ordinary circumstances, static electricity and ESD are little more than an annoyance. However, in an increasingly technological age, the familiar static shock we receive when walking across a carpet can be costly or dangerous. This electrostatic discharge can ignite flammable mixtures or damage electronic components. Dunlop® ESD boots are designed to allow diverting of static electrical current hence avoiding sparks.