By Shanghai Yuintal Knitting Limited | 18 March 2024 | 0 Comments

Silicone Grip Socks vs PVC Grip Socks,What's Their Difference?

What Are The Grip Socks?

Grip socks are meant for socks that have a non-skid bottom to help with balance and safety protection.The soles of grip socks are made from Silicone or PVC material, which offers the necessary traction and stability on slippery surfaces, allowing the wearer to confidently move around to reduce the risk of slipping or falling.

What’s the difference between Silicone grip and PVC grip?

Since the technology of dispensing was firstly invented, the first grip material on the market to use was silicone dispensing (there was no such material as PVC at that time). The material of silicone is environmentally friendly, but silicone grip has some disadvantages like occurring bubbles, and the effect of its printed patterns or logo or letters is blurred. It is more suitable for printing transparent dispensing. Later, PVC appeared in the market after few years. Due to the good characteristics of PVC, it slowly began to replace the silicone material on the socks grip printing.

PVC grip on the market is divided into two quality levels as below:


Traditional PVC Grip: It firstly appears in the market for years ( after silicone) with low costs, but it’s not environmentally friendly. If there are dozens of people in the venue where socks are used, the pungent smell on the socks will be more obvious; the quality of the grip is uneven, and it is easy to cause the grip to come off.


Eco-friendly PVC Grip: It later appears in the market with the characteristic of light weight, heat insulation, heat preservation, moisture, flame retardant, acid and alkali resistance, corrosion resistance etc. It brings better safety and stability which is highly recommended in the market, but its cost is high correspondingly.


Is PVC material equal as Rubber?

Although the PVC glue and rubber may look alike on some occasions, but they are used differently. The PVC glue of grip socks belongs to latex material, while the rubber is more suitable to be used for shoe soles. The elastic bands and spandex of the socks are both extracted from rubber material. 

As a professional socks manufacturer in China,Yuintal always adhere to the philosophy of "Quality First, Service First" for our company management.We insist on applying the Eco-friendly PVC Grip for each of our grip socks production.We strive to make your brand stand out and be exceptional.


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