14.06.2016 | Tips & Tricks

The right way to clean screwdriver handles

Working environments for craftspersons could not be any more different. From clean room in the food processing area up to the oily garage ... everything is there. After the work is done, the screwdriver handles sometimes need to be cleaned. But careful – not every handle material can be cleaned the same way. We will explain what to observe so that everything is done right:

Material: CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

This material is oil and gasoline-resistant, impact-resistant and made from renewable resources (wood). We use this material to produce different handle shapes:

  • Classic – the universal handle that has proven itself a million times and is nearly indestructible
  • Multicraft – the slightly ball-shaped handle with rough surface allows working even with oily hands

Result: Handles of CAB material are used where conventional cleaning with water, grease-cutting agents or gasoline is required.

Material: PP – TPE - Polypropylene – Thermoplastic Elastomer

This handle consists of dual components (materials): a hard core with a non-slip shell. It is oil and gasoline-resistant, resistant to solvents as well as heat-resistant in the steam autoclave up to 140 °C. This material is used to produce the following:

  • SwissGrip – non-slip even in wet hand
  • ElectroTool - VDE-tested up to 1,000 V
  • ESD –electrostatic discharging

Result: Handles made of PP-TPE material are resistant to commercially available universal thinners, acetone and similar solvents. Hence, they can also be used in environments that have to be free from germs, such as in the medical field or in the food processing industry.

To the complete complete overview of our handle selection overview of our handle selection and the application options

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