Dycem VS Shoe Covers

Shoe covers are often used in cleanrooms and controlled environments to prevent contamination. If you are considering using shoe covers in your facility, there are several reasons why you may want to reconsider

Cost

Most shoe covers are disposable and are classified as industrial waste. Individually, shoe covers may seem like an economical choice, but it is essential to consider the long-term impact on both the environment and your budget.  

Dycem Vs Shoe Covers
Dycem Vs Shoe Covers

Risk

Despite claims from manufacturers that shoe covers offer good traction, durability, waterproof capabilities, and contamination avoidance, the materials used to make most shoe covers can pose inherent threats to the environment. Materials like PVC, chlorinated polyethylene, and polypropylene are commonly used, but polypropylene, in particular, is a non-woven material that can shed particles and contaminate critical environments.