Oct 26

by Admin

10 Reasons Tyvek Wristbands are the Number 1 Selling Wristband in the World

We have all encountered them, whether it’s at a concert, an expo or even in the hospital. Tyvek wristbands are all about being easy to use, easy to wear, affordable and tamper proof. They are the world’s most popular event wristband and here are 10 reasons why:

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1. Tyvek Wristbands are Easy to Produce

Tyvek wristbands are made from, you guessed it, Tyvek. But what exactly is Tyvek? It’s the special material used for hospital scrubs that is super durable and impossible to tear. It’s a nonwoven product consisting of spunbond olefin fiber and is affordable and easy to produce. Tyvek Wristbands can be easily and quickly mass produced, making them ideal for last minute events.

2. They are Easy to Brand

Tyvek wristbands can be branded with just about any design or colour. The material is often thought to be paper as it is easy to write and print on, however it is classified as plastic and cannot be recycled with paper. However it still can be recycled, please see point 10 below. Many event organisers love Tyvek wristbands as they provide an excellent blank canvas to print logos, designs or slogans on in just about any colour. (Depending on your wristband suppliers capability of course).

3. They are Affordable

Tyvek wristbands are an affordable form of event access control and are therefore very popular. Tyvek is cheap to manufacture and therefore the ability to mass produce event wristbands is also cost effective and quick, requiring little manufacturing time and resources.

4. They are Tamper Proof

Tyvek material is very difficult to tear due to the strong properties of the material. For events, the ends of the Tyvek wristband are bound together by an adhesive (either water-based or quick drying) which makes it impossible to tear off the wrist. They of course can be cut through with scissors but this would irreparably damage the wristband and could therefore not be used again to gain illegal access to an event. Tyvek wristbands are most commonly used for single day events. However it can also be used for longer events depending on certain factors. For example Excessive exposure to water, sweat and heat etc.

5. They are Easy to Secure

As mentioned above, manufacturers of Tyvek wristbands will use a water-based or quick drying adhesive in order to secure the wristband around an event-goers wrist. This makes it quick and easy for security personnel to fasten the Tyvek wristbands around visitor’s wrists in a short space of time.

6. They are light and easy to wear

Tyvek is a very light material and event goers are happy to wear Tyvek wristbands at events as they do not pose any difficulties for the wearer. This makes them a popular choice for short, 1-3 day events.

7. They are strong and durable

According to DuPont’s website (the original inventor of Tyvek), the fibres of Tyvek are 0.5–10 µm (compared to 75 µm for a human hair). Tyvek is even used in some shoes as it is so durable. This really makes it the perfect material to use for access control wristbands that need to be strong.

8. They are Water Resistant

Tyvek wristbands allow water-vapour to pass through, however liquid cannot. This makes them an ideal choice for outdoor events as they do not disintegrate when exposed to rain, sweat or any other liquid.

9. They can be supplied in just a few hours

Tyvek wristbands are one of the easiest types of wristbands to brand and supply when the lead time is just a few hours. This makes them the ideal choice for last minute or unforeseen events.

10. They can be recycled

Although Tyvek is not paper and cannot be recycled with other paper products, it can be recycled as a plastic and therefore is an environmentally friendly product. In some instances Tyvek is classified as a #2 resin-code for HDPE, and can be collected with plastic bottles as part of some recycling programs.

So now you know why Tyvek Wristbands are the Number 1 selling wristband in the world.

For some awesome ideas on how to brand your tyvek wristband, have a look here.

Here are some useful questions to ask your wristband supplier.

It’s important to partner with an experienced wristband supplier such as IDCBand. For fast, reliable and quality event Tyvek wristbands in South Africa, silicone wristbands, access control wristbands and more contact IDCBand today. IDCBand is South Africa’s leading event wristband supplier based in Johannesburg and supplies wristbands and other security and promotional items for just about every event and function all over South Africa.