PolyTef, The New Alternative to Polyethylene and Vinyl

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One challenge in the food processing industry is finding the best, right priced PPE. There are various disposable forms of PPE in the market. You can choose a low-cost, low quality disposable PPE or a higher grade but high-cost PPE.


PolyTef is a new form of PPE developed by UMBO®. Amerisan is the exclusive global distributer of UMBO® products. After countless client requests for a PPE line that is stronger than disposable products yet cheaper than traditional reusable items that are costly, Amerisan teamed up with UMBO to deliver a new, innovative PPE that meets the highest standards of safety and compliance.


PolyTef is a highly flexible material that retains its form even in the harshest conditions including when it’s stretched and pulled. It’s tear-resistant quality cuts down on foreign material contamination that potentially leads to very costly food recalls.


Its durability and resilience extend the life of the product reducing usage and cost.

PolyTef was designed to not only be a tougher form of PPE but also reusable. Its unique ability to be washed on low heat and cool dry has been tested up to 30x without losing the integrity of the material.

Even though it’s tough, PolyTef is lightweight, non-stick yet comfortable to enhance employees’ ability to perform optimally in any demanding environment.


Lastly, PolyTef’s manufacturing process is less damaging to the environment than other PVC products used in food processing. Making it a better choice for sustainability.


Follow the chart below to see the differences between PolyTef, Polyethylene and Vinyl.




The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business.