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Innovation in biosecurity.
Innovation in biosecurity.

The Sweetmat Advantage

Innovation remains at the core of what we do and as such, we endeavour to push the boundaries to ensure we are offering the best possible biosecurity solutions to customers.

Our products respond to real-world problems and provide high quality solutions in areas where there is high risk of infection. Our Disinfection Mats have been useful in cases of biosecurity threats including Mycoplasma bovis disease, Myrtle rust and Kauri dieback.

Disinfection mats typically use 75% less disinfection than a foot bath.

Sweetmat sewing floor
Sweetmat production
Sweetmat assembly

The Advantages Of Sweetmat Disinfection Mats Include:

  • Proven effectiveness in reducing cross-contamination and the risk of spreading disease
  • Suitable for all types of shoe or boot and vehicle wheels
  • Saves money, as disinfection mats typically use 75% less disinfectant than a foot bath
  • Saves time, as they are quicker and easier to maintain than other methods
Improved cleanliness and hygiene.
Improved cleanliness and hygiene.

Design And Manufacture

The inner foam core is rebonded-polyurethane. Virgin ‘bath tub’ foam in its original block form (like some similar products) is far too soft and short-lasting for commercial uses, such as in disinfection mats in high-traffic areas.

The upper surface of the mat is a 100%-woven polypropylene mesh. This mesh is inert which means it will not shrink or warp and is UV resistant. The base of the mat is reinforced-PVC, for strength with UV resistance.

Sweetmats use Dabond thread, as it is specifically designed for harsh outdoor environments. Dabond is the industry standard for sail making, military supplies, tents and seat belt manufacture due to its overall strength.

A Proud History For Sweetmats

The original disinfection mats were designed by outdoor and technical fabric specialist, Peter Sweetman, in New Zealand, after he observed foot baths being used at the entrances to food processing facilities and other disease sensitive premises.

Sweetmats are now manufactured by the experienced Production Team at Shoof International Ltd, in Cambridge, New Zealand. An extended range of products is now available and mats are being exported across the world in response to biosecurity threats and disease outbreaks.