For years, Tyvek and vinyl wristbands have proven themselves useful as event access and identification tools. From concerts and water parks through to hospitals, sports events and conferences, these easy-to-use, tamper-proof devices have shown their worth. The versatility of vinyl and Tyvek wristbands has also seen them used in a number of innovative ways over the years. Here’s a look at five of the most unique wristband uses.
Unique uses for wristbands
1. Covid-19 screening and cleaning
The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic prompted the need for visual tracking and monitoring systems to notify when people have been screened, as well as to keep track of the number of people in any one place to meet social distancing regulations. Both Tyvek and vinyl wristbands have proven extremely effective forms of access and screening control, whether it’s in shops and restaurants or schools and workplaces. Alongside the screening of humans, Tyvek wristbands are actually used in hospitals globally as a way to audit the cleaning of equipment. They are used as labels to show daily, weekly and monthly cleaning with dates and signatures written directly on the band.
2. Luggage tags
Because the Tyvek wristbands are tear, stretch and water-resistant, they are often used as identification tags for luggage. Anyone who’s waited at an airport carousel can attest to how difficult it is to spot an item of luggage, which is why they luminously-coloured wristbands are so useful. If you’re travelling in a large group, placing the same colour wristbands on luggage makes for quick recognition, and the wristband design can even be customised for a particular school or company.
3. Animal identification
The Tyvek and vinyl wristbands are extremely comfortable to wear which is why they’re even used for animal identification at vets, shelters or by breeders. For puppies and kittens, the wristband can be safely placed around a neck or paw so that you can keep track of which animal is which, when they were last fed, and any other health details that need mentioning. Animal shelters are able to monitor which animal has been spayed or neutered, which are still up for adoption or which have been adopted already. Pink and blue bands can also identify males and females!
4. Child identification
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – going out to a busy event or the beach and turning around to see your child is missing. Rather err on the safe side by placing a Tyvek wristband on your child with your personal contact details so that, if the child is separated from you, you can be quickly reunited. These forms of identification are also used at children’s play areas where there are child minders, so the supervisor can quickly locate you if your child needs something. These forms of identification work increasingly well on school trips, with a brightly coloured wristband and the number identification on each wristband allowing teachers to easily keep track of children.
Tyvek and vinyl wristbands are also fantastic options for identifying different plant species, whether it’s in a nature reserve or your own garden. Simply write the plant name on the wristband, and even the date planted for recording growth, and place it around the branch or stem. These wristbands are also very handy for nurseries as they can include the care instructions for every plant sold as well.
Considering the durability and ease-of-use of both Tyvek and vinyl wristbands, there are seemingly endless ways they can enhance your daily living. Check with your supplier about customised wristband options as well as any discounted rates when ordering in bulk.