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 TPEs have propelled their growth in the housewares and appliances market.
TPEs 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, TPEs are everywhere.
TPEs are an ideal solution for household products because they are resistant to heat and cold, they can be shaped into any conceivable design, and they have an appealing look and feel.
One of the most common uses for TPEs are 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 with TPEs.
Grab any utensil from your kitchen with a soft touch handle and it is likely made by using thermoplastic elastomers. From rigid plastic used for some kitchen knives to soft, rubbery material used for child safety forks and spoons, TPEs prove time and time again to be the right material for the job.
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.
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.
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.