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Chemical and Biological Protective Clothing Consulting

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19 years of experience in the development and use of chemical and biological protective garments for industrial and emergency response situations.

Consulting services on chemical and biological protective clothing and equipment, including competitive analysis, marketing, testing, selection, use, misuse, maintenance, and disposal. Experienced in the development, revision and interpretation of standards and regulations. Six-sigma certified in the development, commercialization and support of PPE to industrial and emergency response markets. Expert witness in the performance, selection and use of PPE for chemical, biological and CBRN applications.

Consulting Services:

Protective clothing and equipment, new product development, product stewardship, commercialization and ongoing support, competitive analysis

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Dr. Zeigler earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Muskingum College and received his doctorate in physical organic chemistry from Ohio State University.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations:

ASTM Protective Clothing Committee; American Chemical Society; National Fire Protection Association


Retiring from DuPont after 32 years, Jim Zeigler spent the last nineteen working on chemical protective apparel materials. At the time of his retirement, he was the senior member of the market support and product development team for Tyvek® and Tychem® protective fabrics and garments. Dr. Zeigler is the co-inventor of many of DuPont’s chemical protective apparel fabrics, including Tychem® 7500, Tychem® 9400, Tychem® BR, Tychem® LV, Tychem® 10,000, Tychem® TK and most recently, Tychem® ThermoPro.  Previous assignments at DuPont include research on Dacron® polyester tire yarn and Nomex® aramid fibers process chemistry, development of a corporate-wide R&D computer support facilities and implementation of artificial intelligence systems.

Tyvek®, Tychem®, and Nomex® and  are DuPont registered trademarks. Dacron® is a registered trademark of Invista.

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