09/16/2011

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How TPEs can make dogs happy

[image_0]In contrast to conventional soft frisbees made of natural rubber, the odour-free Healthy Fly toy does not contain any cross-linking agents, latex, phthalate, PVC, or heavy metals. As the TPE is easy to dye, the discs are available in a range of colour combinations. "I am a dog owner myself and have for a long time been concerned about the substances found in pet toys. Even well-known manufacturers are little aware of the quality of their products as regards hazardous ingredients. This was confirmed in 2008 in a report by the German Stiftung Öko-Test, a consumer magazine focusing on environmental issues. On foot of this report, we decided to extend our know-how in the field of plastics with a view to develop safer products", explains Markus Seidl, managing director of Healthy Toys and Mues Products & Moulds, the parent company of healthy Toys. "From the very beginning, we teamed up with Kraiburg TPE. This competent partner was able to provide us with a material produced in Germany that meets all key requirements for our dog frisbee.” The frisbees float on water and are available in two sizes. Dehner Garten-Center is currently selling them in its pet stores. Healthy Toys is a subsidiary of Mues Products & Moulds GmbH with headquarters in Rosenheim. The Bavarian company has for many years been a leading producer of various plastic products for the medical, automotive and consumer goods sectors.  

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