All Purpose-Personal Protective Ensemble (AP-PPE)

Integrated GORE® CHEMPAK® Ultra Barrier Membrane laminate hood (4CVUPPX only) stows into collar and can be quickly deployed
GORE® CHEMPAK® Ultra Barrier Membrane laminate collar (4CVUPPB only) interfaces with various APR facepiece/hood combinations
Hook and loop adjustable neoprene inner cuff with hook and loop adjustable outer cuff integrates with many CB glove systems
Liquid and vapor resistant YKK front entry zipper with protective over-flap for easy self-donning
Cordura seat, knee, and elbow reinforcements for increased durability and added protection against abrasion, tear, and puncture
Liquid and vapor resistant YKK relief zipper with protective over-flap facilitates bladder relief without doffing the upper

The AP­PPE is a Chemical and Biological (CB) protective garment system.  This system is designed with a combination of
GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric and GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric for optimal protection against:

  • Traditional chemical warfare agents in vapor form
  • Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs)
  • Aerosolized particulates (such as contaminated sand)
  • Liquid under force (ie. when kneeling or wearing combat equipment)
  • Biological hazards

The GORE® CHEMPAK® laminate is component certified to NFPA 1994 Class 3 and Class 3 Ruggedized. The ensemble allows you to move freely, remain engaged longer, and respond with added confidence that the suit and its seams will stay intact. GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics also improve your ability to respond quickly because they require no additional chemical taping. GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric is lightweight and breathable that allows perspiration vapor to escape, reducing heat stress. GORE® CHEMPAK® Ultra Barrier Fabric provides excellent durability with high-strength sewn and sealed seams. The fabric maintains its integrity, even after exposure to petroleum, oils, lubricants, and other contaminants.

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GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric

Enhanced Functionality in Chemical Biological Environments