Polyflex® Eco from Bottles to Gloves

Polyflex® Eco from Bottles to Gloves

Due to the increased awareness of plastic pollution in recent years, there is a growing demand and a genuine drive in the market to find innovative ways to deal with plastic waste. 

Did you know?

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Consumers expect more from manufacturers who are responding to the challenge by inventing or reinventing the way we produce everyday items.

The glove industry is no different and here, at PolycoHealthline, we are hard at work designing, sourcing, prototyping and launching new greener more sustainable solutions for the PPE industry.

Our latest innovation is the Polyflex® Eco range of gloves.

The 1st reusable glove in the market made from recycled plastic water bottles.

Yes, you read this correctly, plastic bottles turned into gloves! How can this be? Here is how:

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Plastic bottles are commonly made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is highly recyclable. We use post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The plastic water bottles are broken down into small pellets, which are then spun into yarn. The plastic bottles then start their second life cycle as a glove liner material. And the result is:

1x500ml plastic bottle = 1xPolyflex® Eco pair

The gloves are certified by the Global Recycled Standard, which validates recycled fibre content claims and composition.

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Polyflex® Eco gloves offer a greener and more sustainable way to protect your hands whilst not compromising on quality and performance. This means that, together, we now have the power to divert thousands of plastic bottles from landfill or our oceans.

We now need you to help us out and embrace the new greener, more sustainable way of protecting your hands and we hope that our Polyflex® Eco will become one of your reusable gloves of choice.

We can’t wait to see the story unfold and start counting the number of bottles we can reuse!

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