Updated on February 6, 2024


Created on July 27, 2017


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Toray LIVMOA is limited use Personal Protective Clothing.

Tested By
  • Toray Industries Inc.
Content Partners
  1. World Health Organization (WHO)


Product Description

Toray Personal Protective Clothing is a single-use outer suit layer that protects against particles and contamination. The material components include breathable porous film with virus barrier and polypropylene spunbond nonwoven fabric. The suit is designed to achieve high barrier (ex. Class 6 in virus barrier) and high moisture permeability (over 300g/m2/hr). The clothing is also designed to have sufficient durability when used outdoors.


Information for this product was provided courtesy of the WHO’s 2016 Call for Innovative Health Technologies for Low-Resource Settings.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Toray Industries

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include SmartPPE.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The suit is manufactured by Toray industries which is headquartered in Japan.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The suit can be purchased from Toray Industries.

Distributions to Date Status


Available size(s)

S, M, L, XL, 2XL


PPE is single/limited use

Indispensable equipment for function (Y / N)


Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)


Material(s) used in product

TORAYMICRON™ fabric, rubber, zippers, adhesive

Power supply type: Continuous, Recharging only (V, time required, battery life), Other


Design Specifications

The LIVMOA suit is multilayered.  There is a layer of non-woven TORAYMICRON™ fabric  between two outer layers of spunbond fabrics.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

An instruction manual is provided with the suit.

Replacement Components

None - this product is limited use and disposable.


Single/limited use

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Targets include:

  • high level of breathability

  • prevents humidity buildup

  • fabric won't stick to skin
  • reduces worker discomfort

  • comfortable in hot environments

Vetted Performance Status

Toray Industries ran tests on their suit for: Breathability, environmental conditions, durability, and comfort. Results included: a 31% reduction in humidity compared to competitors, high tensile strength, and good breathability. The full results are shown on their website.


Disposal methods vary with contamination type. Users are advised to follow all laws, standards and guidelines of their country and local government.

Complementary Technical Systems

Additional PPE (i.e. gloves)

Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

The LIVMOA suit blocks particle by contamination according to the JIS T 8115:2015, type 5 standard.

Evaluation methods

The material and the PPE were put through a series of tests that compared them to the competitors products. The tests are described on the website.

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