ChemBio Stay protected and move freely while responding.

As a first responder, you may be called to respond to emergencies that involve potential exposure to toxic industrial chemicals or chemical and biological agents. Chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear (CBRN) ensembles made with GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics provide you with a high level of protection against these dangerous contaminants, including the newly declassified 4th generation nerve agents (FGA). In addition, breathable suits made of GORE® CROSSTECH® fabrics provide certified protection against Fentanyl and infectious diseases such as the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).


NFPA standards define the type of protection needed when you respond to different types of ChemBio emergencies. NFPA defines levels of protection based on whether the contaminant concentration is above or below a level immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). We have tailored our ChemBio fabrics to provide protection in both the hot zone (contaminant concentrations above IDLH) and the warm zone (contaminant concentrations below IDHL).

  • Select Your Suit

    NFPA standards define different classes of certification for different response teams, which translates to different levels of protection. Check out suits made with durable GORE® CHEMPAK® and GORE® CROSSTECH® fabrics, which allow you to move freely and remain well-protected and on-scene longer.

  • Why Our Fabric?

    We manufacture a range of barrier fabrics that offer enhanced functionality in chemical and biological environments.

  • Heat Stress Management

    Wearing protective garments in environments with high temperatures and humidity can increase your heat stress, resulting in shorter times on scene.

  • Standards — NFPA 1994, 1991, 1992, and 1971

Featured Product

Ruggedized Class 3 Suit

Respond confidently during tactical entry or search & rescue operations in contaminated environments

What's New

What's New

A new Class 1 in the NFPA 1994 Standard (2018 edition) for PPE is now available, which may open up new choices for your consideration. Before, the certified choices for highly protective garments were limited to fully encapsulated Level A ensembles. Now, the certified choices include non-encapsulated Level A ensembles in addition to fully encapsulated designs.

The GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric used in the Multi-threat suit is certified to the new NFPA 1994, Class 1 Standard (2018 edition).

Thought leaders and Industry experts in the CBRN and Hazmat field created a website to help answer some common questions. 

Please note that each hazardous situation is unique and requires fire departments and emergency response personnel to make a risk assessment based on the conditions and information available. The choice of protective gear is yours to make based on current industry information and Standards, and based on the conditions and assessed risk at the scene. 

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Your body isn’t the only thing that needs ChemBio protection: your hands need it too. However, you can’t afford to compromise dexterity or tactility when you are on scene. The G9492 glove system that uses GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric offers superior protection from chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.

  • Why Our Fabric?

    CBRN gloves made with GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics provide certified protection without sacrificing touch, feel, and fit.

  • Standards — NFPA 1994, Class 2 and 3 and NFPA 1992

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Featured Product

G9492 Glove System

The G9492 glove system protects your hands while allowing you to operate equipment easily in tactical and hazmat missions.

Printable Literature

GORE® CHEMPAK® products - G9492 Glove System

Ebola Related PPE Guidance 10/30/14

View content updated on 10/30/14

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Recommended practices to minimize exposure to synthetic opioids, such as Fentanyl

Information as of October, 2017.

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Guidance for Fourth Generation Agents

Information as of January 18, 2019.

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How To Buy

NFPA certified garments are available from Blauer and Lion.

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