Housewares and Appliances

Thermoplastic elastomers are the most widely used materials in this market. Manufacturers have recognized TPE materials for a variety of consumer applications. The design flexibility of TPE has propelled its growth in the housewares and appliances market.

TPE in Your Home

Chances are you’ve used several objects today in your home that contain thermoplastic elastomers. From the toothbrush used in your morning hygiene routine to the spatula used to flip eggs for breakfast, TPE is everywhere.

Star TPE is an ideal solution for household products because it is resistant to heat and cold, can be shaped into any conceivable design, and has an appealing look and feel.

Common Uses

One of the most common uses for TPE is the grips of various products. Given the tactile nature of the material, it’s perfect to enhance ergonomic qualities and features. For example, it’s typical to see mixing spoon handles made from TPE.


Red and black kitchen knives, with handle grips made from TPE, resting on a cutting board
Kitchen Utensils

Grab any utensil from your kitchen with a soft touch handle and it is likely made using thermoplastic elastomers. From rigid plastic used for some kitchen knives, to soft, rubbery material used for child safety forks and spoons, Star TPE proves, to be the right material for the job.

Kitchen blender with lid and some components made from TPE
Small Appliances

Countertop appliances also commonly employ TPEs. You can find TPEs in everything from blenders to food processors. Thermoplastic elastomers are very durable, food safe, and can withstand the rigors of daily use in a busy kitchen.

A collection of common home appliances, all made with TPE to some degree
Kitchen Appliances

Even larger kitchen appliances feature TPEs in their construction and design. Dishwashers, stoves, etc., all use TPEs to some degree. For example, when you use your refrigerator’s drink dispenser, there’s a good chance that the activator or even the tubing are made using TPEs.

Getting Started

Star Thermoplastics would love to get started working with you. With our wide variety of thermoplastic elastomer formulations, we can deliver solutions that meet your exact specifications and needs for your product.  As expert TPE manufacturers we understand completely what’s required to quickly get your production up and running.

Contact Star Thermoplastics Today!

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