Composition of our work wellies for the food industry
Work wellies for the food industry have to meet several requirements: slip resistance, safety, durability, and so on. But they also have to be made from the right components that put your comfort and food safety first. Bekina Boots has the answer, with our range of NEOTANE wellies for the food industry. Curious about the unique composition of our work wellies?
NEOTANE wellies: durable work wellies for the food industry
Bekina Boots are made of NEOTANE, a high-quality and unique polyurethane developed in our in-house test lab. This alternative to the classic rubber or PVC wellies for the food industry offers many advantages - whether you are looking for wellies for a butcher’s shop or in a food processing plant or frozen food warehouse. NEOTANE wellies are:
- lighter in weight, important to provide all-day comfort for employees in the food company;
- highly thermally insulating, which keeps feet extra-warm in a cold working environment such as a cold store or freezer warehouse;
- waterproof and resistant to oils and chemicals;
- far more durable than rubber or PVC wellies, as NEOTANE wellies have been proven to last three times longer.
How is it that the components of our work wellies for the food industry offer so many advantages over other materials? Polyurethane is created by mixing isocyanate and polyol, among other things. The substances chemically react to form a structure of tiny air bubbles that make our NEOTANE wellies 40% lighter than rubber or PVC wellies. This makes them a lot more comfortable to wear and prevents tired legs when you’re walking around in them all day. This air bubble structure also provides extra protection against extreme temperatures, which you will certainly come into contact with in the food sector.
Finally, our NEOTANE wellies have a strong and impermeable outer layer. This provides protection against moisture (no wet feet!), harmful substances and dirt. This strength also makes Bekina Boots very durable, as they don't have to be replaced as often as wellies for the food industry that are made of another material like rubber or PVC.
Safety and hygiene
Our NEOTANE work wellies are available for different safety levels. Choose a pair of wellies without safety toe cap (O4), with a steel toe cap (S4) or with a safety toe cap and sole (S5). A steel safety toe cap provides protection on the front of the boot in case of heavy impact of a falling object, for example. A safety sole prevents dangerous and sharp protruding objects from piercing the bottom of the boot, which can happen with rubber wellies that only have a rubber sole.
In addition to wellies with a steel toe cap, Bekina Boots also offers work wellies with a composite toe cap, such as the StepliteX ThermoProtec. The composite toe cap is made of non-metallic materials such as fibreglass and meets the required safety standards. The advantage of composite over steel is that it does not interfere with metal detectors.
But we also pay attention to hygiene and food safety, crucial points for our work wellies for butchers and the food industry. In addition to white work wellies, there are also green, blue and yellow Bekina Boots wellies. Perfect for agreeing on a colour code for the different food processing departments in your company. This way, you prevent cross-contamination and guarantee hygiene and food safety. In addition, NEOTANE work wellies are especially easy to clean because the shaft and the sole fit tightly together, with no rim for dirt to get stuck in. Not unimportant when, in the food industry, you come into daily contact with animal fats, blood, oils and other stubborn fluids.
Comfort for every employee
Finally, at Bekina Boots you’ll find a suitable pair of wellies for every employee. The Steplite EasyGrip, for example, has a narrow fit, making it a suitable work wellie for women, while the StepliteX SolidGrip is more robust and has a wider shaft. The ideal work wellies for men.
Buy work wellies for the food industry with 100% safe components? Whether you are looking for work wellies for women, different colours for your food company or white work wellies with a steel toe cap, you can find them all on our website.