Although the low initial cost of alternative products can appear attractive, this can be a false economy. When comparing factors such as lifetime costs, usage, and disposal, Dycem can prove to be a more effective, higher quality and lower cost alternative in the long run.
It is commonly thought that using disposable, adhesive peel-off mats, tacky mats or sticky mats is the answer to contamination control. However, tests from GlaxoSmithKline show that peel-off mats are only 27% effective in preventing foot and wheel-borne contamination.
Compared with using Dycem, the use, maintenance and monitoring of foot baths can be both costly and time-consuming.
Shoe covers are commonly used in cleanrooms as a way to control foot-borne contamination. Few who wear them give much thought to these critical environment consumables.