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The Benefits of Customizing PVC Patches

PVC patches are also known as rubber patches and are manufactured by pouring polyvinyl chloride in to layered and engraved metal molds. PVC patches have become increasingly popular due to their vibrancy, durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness.

Overall, the focus of this article is to provide an overview of the benefits of PVC patches and why they are a valuable choice for any organization, brand or business. By examining the durability, versatility, cost-effectiveness, and environmental benefits of PVC patches, we hope to provide customers who want to order custom PVC patches with a better understanding of this type of patch and its potential use and applications in multiple purposes.

Durability and longevity

PVC patches are flexible but hard enough to be durable enough and long-lasting than other fabric-based patches, such as embroidered or woven patches, because PVC is a kind of soft plastic, therefore, it is resistant to water, wear and tear and corrosive environmental elements. Therefore, PVC patches can withstand tough conditions and continue to look good over time, whereas fabric-based patches can fade, fray and get stained.

One of the key benefits is that they can be used in situations where other types of patches may not hold up. Hence, they are often manufactured for the military and many of our customers utilize the patches for outdoor activities like hunting, shooting, skiing, water sports, etc, where they may be exposed to harsh and extreme conditions or rough treatment. For these purposes, the durability of PVC patches can be a valuable feature.

In addition to the durability, PVC patches are also easy to clean. This means that they can be worn for long without. This can save you money in the long run, as PVC patches are not replaced as often as other types of patches.

Overall, the durability and longevity of PVC patches make them a valuable option and the patches continue to look good over time.


PVC patches are versatile because they can be customized in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and add-ons like glow in the dark.

The most common purpose of creating custom patches is to identify individuals within a group or organization. Hence PVC patches are customized by the military as rank patches, name patches, tactical patches and morale patches and are also used by law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services due to their various customization options, color vibrancy and durability.

Businesses and other organizations can use PVC patches for branding and promotion, to display logo on merchandise or to promote a specific product or service. They can also be used to promote a cause or support a charity.

Many fashion and clothing brands have also been utilizing PVC patches on their product range for embellishments and labels because of their longevity and durability.

PVC Patches are also commonly by outdoor sports teams to brand their playing kits or training kits and are very commonly used to brand team merchandise.


PVC patches are more expensive up-front, than other types of patches, because we need to make a mold for production and the patches are heavier.

On the other hand, longer durability of PVC patches also reduces the need for replacements and saving money in the long run. This can save money, as organizations and individuals do not need to repeatedly purchase as many patches over time.

Third, you can save money on subsequent orders as the mold will not be manufactured again. At UltraPatches we store all your molds for two years and the two years reset on every re-order. This provides you with long term savings. Check out the customization features and pricing of our custom PVC patches.

Environmental benefits

PVC patches have several environmental benefits over other types of patches as they can be recycled and repurposed to reduce waste. This is because the PVC material can be melted down and used to create new patches or any other PVC product.

Their durability and longevity means that this can reduce the amount of waste produced over time, as fewer patches need to be discarded and replaced. This makes them a valuable and sustainable option for organizations and individuals who want to support sustainable practices.


Overall, the key points of this article are that PVC patches are durable, versatile, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. These benefits make PVC patches a valuable option for organizations and individuals who need patches for a wide range of purposes and settings. We encourage readers to consider using PVC patches for their own organizations and to take advantage of the many benefits that these patches offer.