PolyCo VR® Barrier Products
PolyCo is America’s leading supplier of high quality, long lasting, protective barrier products designed for healthcare, food processing and sterile cleanroom environments. Our material, which we call VR®, is more durable, more flexible and more protective than any PVC (polyvinyl chloride, or vinyl) product on the market today.
What is VR®?
In an effort to meet growing customer needs for a better and safer protective solution, PolyCo teamed up with film chemistry and engineering experts to replace PVC and other limited-use protective wear. This extensive, collaborative research produced a material combining new age plastic resins with modern extrusion techniques. The result: exceptional quality, cost effectiveness, and superior comfort and safety. VR® is a trademark of and proprietary film product manufactured exclusively by PolyCo.
VR® Quality Performance
- Superior tensile strength, puncture resistance and elongation
- Excellent resistance to fats, oils and a broad range of chemicals
- Crack and tear resistant in cold work environments
VR® Exceptional Cost Savings
- Longer wearing. 4–6 times the average life of vinyl
- Disposal costs up to 50% less than competing products
- Greater recycling cost benefits
VR® Superior Comfort & Safety
- Better comfort, lighter weight
- Odorless and non-toxic
- Approved for direct food contact
- Flexible design and coverage options
- Easily recycled, safely land-filled or incinerated
Why choose VR®?
All VR® easy-to-clean, reusable products deliver superior cold-temperature resistance, puncture resistance and a more ergonomically comfortable design with its 30% lighter weight construction over vinyl of the same thickness. In fact, 6 mil thick VR® outperforms 8 mil vinyl and weighs up to 50% less. Bottom line, you save more and worry less with VR®. In compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, Part 1910.1030, VR® disposable products provide Level D splash protection. When properly used under normal conditions, VR® does not permit toxic chemicals, blood or other potentially infectious materials to pass through to employees. Furthermore, the University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences confirmed VR® chemical resistance and accidental exposure protection against industrial concentrations of hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, sulfuric, and nitric acids. VR® has 4–6 times longer wear life over vinyl. Vinyl products tend to tear and crack, however PolyCo VR® contains no plasticizers making it perfect for frequent use and repeated cleaning in oily and/or cold work environments.