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The benefits of PU boots

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The benefits of PU boots

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At Wayne, we manufacture a range of PVC and PU boots that cover multiple applications across a wide range of industries like mining, agriculture and forestry, construction, food processing and hygiene and general use.

PU stands for polyurethane and Wayne’s PU boots carry a host of benefits for the buyers and wearers of them:

Light and flexible for improved comfort

PU is light, making an enormous difference to those who work on their feet all day. It also promotes flexibility, allowing the safety boots to remain comfortable even in extremely cold temperatures.

Excellent insulation and ventilation

The Polyurethane in our gumboots is foamed and made up of millions of tiny air bubbles. Air is an excellent insulator, ensuring the feet will feel cooler in hot conditions and stay warm in the cold.

Durable and long lasting

PU can withstand organic fats, hydrocarbons and mild chemicals as well as animal fats, oils and industrial greases. Making it ideal for industries where one would be exposed to these and require protection.

Slip Resistant

PU soles have a great grip. This goes a long way in preventing slipping and falling in wet and muddy conditions.

Polyurethane is a tough, durable and flexible manufactured material. Its texture varies between tough (like fibreglass or plastic), soft (like upholstery), bouncy (like rubber) or sticky (like glue). More often than not, it forms a protective coating. With this kind of versatility, it’s no surprise that PU can be found almost everywhere in everyday life.

Many other polyurethane products exist that are a far stretch from Wayne’s gumboots:

  • Paving
  • Clear coat varnishes
  • Condoms
  • Rubber rafts
  • Aeroplane wings
  • Book binding
  • Car seat cushions
  • Glue
  • Car bumpers
  • Roof tiles
  • Sidewalks
  • Spandex
  • Leather Jackets
  • Surfboards
  • Cosmetic sponges
  • Paint for metal and wood
  • Driveways
  • Movie theatre seats
  • Car door panels
  • Foam mattresses
  • Car tires
  • Wind turbine blades

The benefits of PU means it can be used in your car, at the office, in passenger aircraft and even in your own wardrobe. The uses for this material are still being explored and adapted to other uses.

Such a widely used material is one that has clearly been tried and tested across many applications. Why not purchase Wayne’s PU gumboots and see for yourself? Alternatively, visit our website and explore our full range and choose the best specs for your job, www.wayne-safety.com.


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