What is Waterproof Work Clothes?

Waterproof work clothes are work clothes that are resistant to water permeability and infiltration, including labor protection raincoats, water jackets, and aquatic clothing.

Name: Waterproof Work Clothes

Functions: Protection against water permeability and infiltration

Usage: Protection of water spraying, splashing water operations, etc.

Category: Labor protection raincoat, water jacket, aquatic suit, etc.


It is mainly used to protect people who are engaged in water immersion operations, water spray operations and drainage, aquaculture, mines, tunnels, etc. Including labor protection raincoat, protection of aquatic operations and protection of launching operations.



In more technologically advanced countries, there have long been standards for waterproof clothing and waterproof clothing fabrics. For example, the former Soviet Union formulated a series of related waterproof clothing standards such as POCT 12.4.043 "Technical Regulations for Waterproof Workwear" in 1978; Germany DIN61589 "Waterproof Clothing and Pants Safety Technical Requirements and Inspections" was also formulated in 1984: There are also different numbers of standards for waterproof clothing and fabrics for waterproof clothing in the United States and Japan; BS3546 "Waterproof Clothing" formulated in 1981 by the United Kingdom The third part of coated fabrics-the specifications of natural rubber and synthetic rubber coated fabrics has been formulated by the International Organization for Standardization by referring to the international standard ISO8096-3 "Technical Specifications for Coated Fabrics for Waterproof Clothing". Rubber and Synthetic Rubber.

   Although the application of waterproof materials in foreign countries was later than in our country, in the 15th century, Indian talents applied the slurry from the rubber tree to the cloth, and the manufacture of rainproof cloth in Europe only began in 1735. However, in some countries with more advanced industries, due to scientific progress and improvement of living standards, the development of industry, agriculture, and transportation, especially the consumption of munitions, has increased year by year, requiring a large number of functional coated fabrics. The profit of production is higher than the processing of general textiles, so some industrially developed countries abroad attach great importance to this aspect of work, and make it develop rapidly. It is in a leading position in the development of waterproof materials, research on waterproof clothing, quality testing and the development of required instruments and equipment.


Our country has a long history of producing waterproof clothing. Thousands of years ago, our working people used tung oil to coat fabrics to make raincloths and raincoats. In the future, the appearance of stearic acid and paraffin waterproof sizing raincoats improved the appearance and feel, but the rain resistance and durability were limited. With the development of new materials and coating industries, rubber coated fabrics appeared. Because it has good rainproof effect, it is used to make military and industrial raincoats that require high rainproof ability. In our country, the use of rubber-coated fabrics to make waterproof clothing has a history of nearly 50 years, as the main fabric for making waterproof clothing. Airtightness is its main disadvantage. For the health and comfort of workers, solving the airtightness problem is a top priority.

   After the 1950s, fabrics finished with silicone waterproof finishing agents appeared, which have the characteristics of strong water repellency and durability. The appearance of organic fluorine made the level of rain and water repellency to a higher level. The raincoat made of organic silicon and organic fluorine is breathable and rainproof, but it has poor durability. After a long period of rain, it will see water.

After the founding of New China, with the development of industrial and agricultural production, the potential market for protective clothing, especially special functional protective clothing including waterproof clothing, has gradually been recognized and paid attention to by many scientific research and business units, and they have invested in research and development. . Some professionals are doing arduous work from different angles such as material research and development, clothing design, function evaluation, promotion and application. Some have formed the integration of scientific research, production, and sales, and a number of professional and technical personnel with high level and rich in development have emerged. In recent years, township-run factories in some areas have developed rapidly. In addition to rubber-coated fabrics, the main materials used are polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene plastic products.