ChemMax® 3 Cool SuitType 3 and Type 4

ChemMax® 3 Cool Suit

Breathable, high barrier Type 4 chemical protection

The ChemMax® 3 Cool Suit combines the superior technology of ChemMax® 3 multi-layer barrier fabric with the innovative breathable Cool Suit design which allows a breathable, comfortable chemical protective garment.

The Lakeland Type 4 Cool Suit design uses the protective fabric in the critical areas of the suit – the front, the limbs and the hood. To the less critical rear is a breathable panel of Safegard GP fabric, covered by a protective cover of the main suit fabric and sealed at top and sides. The bottom is left partially open to allow air to circulate in and out of the suit – assisted by the “bellows effect” the tendency of low breathable fabric garments to actively “pump” air in and out of the suit.

Understanding the difference between Type 3 and Type 4 garments is critical in ensuring the best protection whilst minimising cost and maximising comfort; we estimate 80% of applications are Type 4 and not Type 3, so when using a Type 3 garment for a Type 4 application means paying for more protection than you need. Lakeland’s “Guide to Chemical Suit Selection” guides users through identifying the difference.


  • Coverall with elasticated hood, cuffs, waste and ankles and rear vent panel. Breathable, Type 4 chemical protection
  • ChemMax® 3 fabric features a high barrier against permeation of a wide range of hazardous chemicals (see Lakeland chemical database)
  • Works with Lakeland Permasure® on-line tool and smart-phone app for calculating Safe-Use Times.
  • Two colour grey/orange design for easy identification and visibility
  • Lakeland’s unique “Super-B” ergonomic styling for enhanced comfort, freedom of movement and durability

Lakeland Protects People. It’s what we do. Our products are used every day in a wide variety of industries as well as applications throughout the world. Used to ensure workers stay safe from harm by hazards including chemicals, flames and heat.

Lakeland Industries Inc was founded over 30 years ago as the first manufacturer of nonwoven disposable coveralls.

The company now manufactures a range of protection for body, hands and arms against chemical, flame and heat in a variety of disposable and woven fabrics.

All key product manufacturing is done in-house through Lakeland’s global network of manufacturing facilities. With none being undertaken through contractors, so Lakeland maintains full control of design, production and quality. Lakeland is committed to ensuring all products continue to meet or exceed the latest international and also regional product standards. The network of regional sales divisions staffed by highly knowledgeable experts in the field, now covers five continents. Consequently Lakeland increasingly works with many of the world leading distributors of safety clothing and equipment.

With a global reach Lakeland Industries is fast becoming the world’s leading protective clothing manufacturers and the company’s high commitment to quality as the number one factor – quality of design, product, production and service – is one explanation why workers all over the world are increasingly turning to Lakeland for their choice of protective clothing.

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