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Engineering Materials

Household utensils

Check out the range of applications in household utensils where our engineering plastics are used.

High performance plastics in household utensils

Today’s consumers are more demanding of the products they buy – for indoor and outdoor use. They want goods that perform well, look good, last longer, and use as little energy as possible – both in their product and their day-to-day use.

Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of household utensils.

Explore this page to find examples of how our high performance materials are used in a broad range of household applications.

Featured customer applications

Spatulas and Kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Orthex: “EcoPaxx Q-KG6-FC gave us the opportunity to deliver more sustainable products to the market. The biobased material with a 50% reduction of the CO₂-footprint compared to traditional polyamides, and the right performance and cosmetics, fitted perfectly to our product line of biobased utensils.”

Corkscrew

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions in comparison with metals (no corrosion protection coating needed with PA6); Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for great appearance solutions, since it yields a better surface appearance than PA66 and PPA (even at 50-60%GF); Akulon® UltraFlow PA6 allows for even more cost effective solutions, since it yields faster moulding than standard PA6 and enables thinner wall designs

Garlic press

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Glass-reinforced ;Lower mold pressure ;Lower energy consumption ;Shorter cooling time ;Enables thinner wall designs

Soft touch in spatulas and kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions because of its excellent adhesion with PBT in 2K injection moulding, its superb scratch resistance (which make kitchen tools look better even after years of intensive usage), its chemical resistance (dish washer proof) and its approvals for direct food contact

Grill Handles

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions in comparison with metals (no corrosion protection coating needed with PA6); Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for great appearance solutions, since it yields a better surface appearance than PA66 and PPA (even at 50-60%GF); Akulon® UltraFlow PA6 allows for even more cost effective solutions, since it yields faster moulding than standard PA6 and enables thinner wall designs

Spatulas and Kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Stanyl® PA46 and Akulon® PA66 allow reliable solutions, since Stanyl® PA46 offers much higher melting temperature and HDT than PA66 and Akulon® PA66 has significantly higher melting temperature resistance than PP and PA6; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions since it offers high flowability enabling very thin wall designs and faster injection moulding cycle times than PA66

Hair Curler Brushes

Consumer goods | Appliances

Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to much higher HDT levels than PA66; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to its good processability (much easier to process than PPS) and due to its high flowability (enabling very thin wall designs therefore)

Kitchen appliance gears, dishwasher proof

Consumer goods | Appliances

Heat-stabilized ;Superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear and friction, and process flow qualities ;Ideal for extremely high-performance applications ;Outperforms PPA, PA6T, PA9T, and often PPS and LCP

Small domestic appliance gears

Consumer goods | Appliances

Heat-stabilized ;Proven at high loads for more than 20 hours of ice chopping in durability tests for mixers and blenders ;Excellent wear and friction properties ;Outstanding creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance

Ironing Components

Consumer goods | Appliances

Stanyl® PA46 allows for light weight solutions versus metal; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA and due to its much better abrasion resistance and lower friction at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA

A scientific approach to building solutions

Our dedicated teams work closely with our customers to look at the entire process of developing new parts and components – whether it is a case of metal replacement, or developing solutions that are stronger, safer and more effective. Our methodical approach extends to every step of the process, from design and material performance to production and compliance.

  • Design

    Discover the new high-performing plastic solutions for the extreme demands of next-generation example.

  • Performance

    To ensure safety and part integrity, our high-performance plastics need to meet all of the relevant requirements for each application.

  • Production

    Improving on a part includes improving how it is produced. We can help you to improve the production and secondary operations processes.

  • Compliance

    Getting a part ready for commercialization includes ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations.

Explore our product portfolio

  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA.

  • PET & PBT - Arnite®

    Our Arnite portfolio includes high performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide that uniquely balances the benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides, such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance.

  • PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    Specialty Polyamides based on PA6, PA66, PA6/66 with grades that offer performances that go beyond the standard range. A wide variety of grade customizations are available to meet specific demands.

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