Why TPU Outperforms the Competition
When it comes to protective clothing there are few items more useful than a great apron. Aprons are great for workers in the seafood industry and can help your business maintain your safety and quality standards. Aprons help prevent contamination and messes, and they protect workers from hazardous spills.
While PVC aprons have been popular in the food industry in the past, did you know there’s actually a better option? Thermoplastic polyurethane aprons are a better alternative to PVC options because TPU offers all the same benefits – and more!
PVC or TPU: Is there a difference?
Linen and cotton aprons are all well and good if you’re in the home or the hospitality industry. But if you’re working with seafood or meat, chances are you’ll want something a little sturdier.
When it comes to the food industries, most companies gravitate towards PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) aprons because of their:
- Resistance to chemicals and corrosion
- Resistance to wear
It doesn’t seem like there’s much difference between the two, right?
Well, not quite. PVC aprons have been found to degrade with time and use, causing them to harden and become brittle. PVC also contains several dangerous chemicals that can pollute the environment and become hazardous to employees’ health.
Thanks to their chemical makeup, TPU aprons are not only better at protecting workers, they’re also better for the environment. If you’re in the seafood or meat business, a TPU apron is worth the investment.
What Makes TPU Aprons the Best?
So, why are TPU aprons so great for the seafood industry? We’ve put together a quick list, so you can see the benefits your company will enjoy with our TPU aprons and why you should consider switching away from PVC.
Topping the list of benefits TPU has to offer is sustainability. Not only does TPU last longer than PVC, but it is much more environmentally friendly. When PVC is discarded and starts to break down, it releases dangerous chemicals into the environment. Not so great. TPU, on the other hand, is fully biodegradable and easy to recycle.
Speaking of eco-friendly, TPU aprons are more reusable than their PVC counterparts. This longer life expectancy is not only great for the environment, it’s also good for your pockets, as TPU aprons do not need to be replaced as often as PVC aprons. TPU aprons are also washer and dryer safe, making them easy to use throughout the work week.
While PVC and TPU aprons both enjoy resistance to chemicals, abrasions, and common wear, TPU is much better at it. Thanks to its chemical structure, TPU is naturally more elastic and durable than PVC, offering a rubber-like stretch and a superior resistance to abrasions, chemicals, and animal oils and fats. Our TPU aprons meet Australian Standard FDA 21 CFR 175.300, which is important for commercial facilities.
Easy to maintain
Thanks to their smooth material and seamless design, our aprons are easy to clean, making them ideal for meat, fish, and food processing areas. Wipe spills right off or throw them in the wash at the end of the day.
Lightweight and comfortable
We’ve designed our aprons with long workdays in mind so your employees stay comfortable. Lightweight and specially cut for maximum comfort and movement, you can be assured that our aprons will make working easier.
Enjoy the Benefits of TPU
If you’re in the seafood or meat industry, we know that quality matters. That’s why we offer TPU aprons.
Our TPU aprons are the perfect option for companies that prioritize the environment and are looking for eco-friendly protection for their workers. If you want aprons that are durable, comfortable, and reusable, TPU aprons are the best option for you.