Material Guide

 

Here is an overview of the materials used in our toys

Silicone

Latex

PVC

ABS

PU

TPE/TPR

Acryl

 

Silicone (Silicone rubber)

Silicone is made of natural ingredients through a synthetic treatment and is considered a natural product. As a general rule, Silicones are regarded as physiologically compatible (not harmful to health) and nontoxic, which is the reason for their usage in skin protectors, cosmetic skin care, and plastic surgery. In a nutshell: they are the best material for love toys.

The main advantages are::

·         Odourless

·         Without softening agents (phthalates)

·         Excellent elasticity, consistency and smoothness

·         High colour fastness and dimensional stability

·         Heat resistance and UV resistance

·         Skin compatibility

·         Quickly adapts to body temperature

·         Anti-allergic

·         Easy to clean

·         Hygienic

·         Eco-friendly

Please note: silicone should not be used with other silicone based product. Thus the use of silicone-based lubricants should be avoided.

 

Latex (natural rubber)

The main ingredient of natural latex is the milky juice of the tropical rubber tree. However, there is also synthetic latex to meet the high demand and both versions have the same positive attributes. Latex is non-toxic and does not contain any harmful substances. For this reason it is used for the production of condoms, disposable gloves, medical gloves, etc.

The main advantages:

·         Without softening agents (phthalates)

·         Very fine structure

·         Excellent elasticity and consistency

·         Quickly adapts to body temperature

·         Easy to clean

·         Hygienic

·         Eco-friendly

Please note: customers with latex allergy should not use latex toys. Harsh detergents and massage oils may dissolve latex.

 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride, soft PVC, jelly)

PVC is a synthetic material available in a soft and firm form. By adding softening agents, its consistency can be easily adjusted. PVC is the right solution for the production of a great variety of products, such as bouncy balls, shower curtains, dildos or love dolls.

The main advantages:

·         Excellent elasticity and consistency

·         Resistance to alcohol and oil

·         Quickly adapts to body temperature

Please note: the distinctive odour of the product evaporates after airing it thoroughly.

 

ABS (Acryl nitrite styrene butadiene, hard plastic)

ABS is produced synthetically and represents a vital ingredient of many domestic appliances and toys. ABS is easily coated with metallic material or polymers (e.g. polyurethane) – the perfect ingredient for an unbound creativity in vibrator design.

The main advantages:

·         Odourless

·         Without softening agents (phthalates)

·         Excellent vibration carrier

·         Skin compatibility

·         Easy to clean

·         Hygienic

Please note: batteries should be placed firmly into ABS-vibrators, as loosely-fit batteries increase the vibrator’s noise.

 

PU (-coating) (polyurethane)

The synthetically produced polyurethanes can be either hard and brittle or smooth and elastic. In its foamed form it is also known as foam rubber. Polyurethane is a major ingredient of mattresses, soles (for shoes), textiles and (latex free) condoms. As a coating for ABS love toys, the PU coating offers the smooth and silky character.

The main advantages:

·         Odourless

·         Without softening agents (phthalates)

·         UV-resistance

·         Skin compatibility

·         Quickly adapts to body temperature

Please note: Harsh detergents and massage oils may dissolve polyurethane.

 

TPE/TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber, Nature Skin, Cyber Skin, Loveclone)

Thermoplastic rubber or thermoplastic elastomers are a new material with silicone-like qualities. The main ingredient for the production of elastomers is natural or synthetic rubber, which is then combined with the functional capability of synthetic material. This skin-like material conveys a very natural feeling and provides excellent fun.

·         Odourless

·         Without softening agents (phthalates)

·         Excellent elasticity and consistency

·         UV-resistance

·         Skin compatibility

·         Quickly adapts to body temperature

·         Eco-friendly

Please note: TPE/TPR requires a talc powder for regular care!

 

Acryl (crystal / acrylic glass / polymethyl methacrylate)

Acryl is a synthetic, glass-like, thermoplastic material. It is non-toxic and does not contain any harmful substances. Consequently acryl is indispensable for dental implants, optic lenses, glasses, sanitary pieces etc. In a nutshell: An ideal love toy material with superb gliding properties

The main advantages:

·         Odourless

·         Without softening agents (phthalates)

·         Smooth surface

·         Excellent vibration carrier

·         Sophisticated appearances, e.g. with zooming effect

·         Resistance to UV and oil

·         Skin compatibility

·         Quickly adapts to body temperature

·         Anti-allergic

·         Easy to clean

·         Hygienic

Please note: acryl love toys are best cleaned by hand with a smooth sponge, in order to avoid scratches on the surface.

 

General advise:

Love toys should not be stored unprotected, as the different materials may react to each other resulting into alterations in colour or shape, or even holes etc.

Women and men with sensitive skin or allergic reactions should, for their own security, use ALL love toys with condoms