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Disposable shoe covers are made from various materials, each designed to meet specific needs and requirements. Here are some common materials used in the manufacture of disposable shoe covers:

PP Nonwoven (Polypropylene Nonwoven)

  • Description: A lightweight, breathable material that is resistant to fluids and dust.
  • Use Cases: Ideal for general-purpose use in healthcare, cleanrooms, and laboratories.
  • Advantages: Cost-effective, breathable, and comfortable to wear for extended periods.

PE (Polyethylene)

  • Description: A plastic material that is water-resistant and provides a barrier against liquids.
  • Use Cases: Commonly used in environments where protection against spills and moisture is required, such as food processing and cleaning services.
  • Advantages: Waterproof, durable, and easy to dispose of.
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CPE (Chlorinated Polyethylene)

  • Description: A more durable type of polyethylene that offers enhanced chemical resistance.
  • Use Cases: Suitable for use in chemical industries, laboratories, and healthcare settings where exposure to chemicals is a concern.
  • Advantages: Excellent chemical resistance, waterproof, and durable.

PVC Shle (Polyvinyl Chloride)

  • Description: A type of plastic that is highly durable and resistant to chemicals and abrasion.
  • Use Cases: Often used in industrial settings where there is a need for robust protection against chemicals and physical wear.
  • Advantages: High durability, chemical resistance, and abrasion resistance.

PP Coated Microporous Film

  • Description: A combination of polypropylene and a microporous film that offers superior protection against liquids while remaining breathable.
  • Use Cases: Ideal for use in healthcare, laboratories, and cleanrooms where both fluid resistance and breathability are essential.
  • Advantages: Breathable, waterproof, and provides a high level of protection against contaminants.

SMS (Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond)

  • Description: A multi-layered material that combines spunbond and meltblown fabrics for enhanced filtration and strength.
  • Use Cases: Used in medical and industrial applications where a higher level of protection is required.
  • Advantages: Strong, breathable, and offers excellent filtration capabilities.


  • Description: A brand of flash-spun high-density polyethylene fibers known for its durability and protective qualities.
  • Use Cases: Commonly used in cleanrooms, laboratories, and hazardous material handling.
  • Advantages: Tear-resistant, breathable, and provides a high level of barrier protection.

Elastic Bands

  • Description: Elastic materials are often used around the opening of the shoe cover to ensure a snug fit around the ankle.
  • Use Cases: These elastic bands are used in all types of disposable shoe covers to provide a secure fit and prevent the cover from slipping off.
  • Advantages: Provides a secure fit, enhances comfort, and prevents contamination.
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Mary Van

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