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World Arthritis Day 2020 + 10% Discount Code

To help advocate for World Arthritis Day 2020 (12th of October), we thought it would be a great idea to answer some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding arthritis. We also have a 10% discount code you can use when buying Tenura products through our website.

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Can Arthritis be Cured? / Can Arthritis be Treated?

Currently, a cure is not known for arthritis. However, there are many treatments available that can decelerate and help minimise the pain and other symptoms surrounding arthritis. If you believe you or someone you know has arthritis, seek a doctor’s advice immediately.

Can Arthritis be Treated GraphicTo treat arthritis, you can use prescribed medication. There are some lifestyle changes you can make too, such as spending more time in the sun, as Vitamin D helps maintain healthy bones and allows the autoimmune system to work correctly. Sunshine is especially helpful for those with rheumatoid arthritis which is often caused by an autoimmune response in the body. You can read more about this in our "Activities in the Sun for People with Arthritis" blog.

There are various operations doctors can perform depending on the type of arthritis and its severity, with the well-known being, joint replacement surgery. During this surgery, a prosthetic joint replaces an arthritic joint.

Can Arthritis Spread?

Rheumatoid arthritis is currently perceived to spread via a person’s blood vessels. If a person has rheumatoid arthritis their arthritic joint releases synovial cells contained in the synovial sac (the sac lubricate joints to avoid friction and wear), these cells travel around the body, affecting other joints-according to a study at the Kerckhoff-Clinic, Germany.

Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis does not spread through the body. Due to this, a person with osteoarthritis may overcompensate, heavily using other joints to remain balanced and mobile. Overcom­pen­sating can cause those other joints to have excess stress put through them, which can be damaging, and this is why it is crucial to seek a doctor’s advice as soon as symptoms of arthritis occur.

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Arthritis can cause edema (swelling) in the affected areas, along with red-ish skin. In acute cases, joints are misshapen, so much so, the affected area takes on a new shape resulting in a crooked finger or toe. Knobbly abscesses can contribute to the malformed appearance, these abscesses are the body trying to protect itself, as the joints wear down, the body attempts to regrow the bone, and it doesn’t always grow in the shape it once was. Another indication of arthritis is small mucous cysts that develop on the hands.

What does Arthritis Feel Like?

Initially, it is said to feel achy, similar to a burning sensation which comes and goes depending on your activity level. In the later stages, the pain tends not to subside and remains in the affected joints. Around affected joints, the skin may be warm to the touch due to inflammation caused by irritated joints. Joints tend to become stiff and seize up, which is why the NHS recommends exercise.

How can you Participate in World Arthritis Day 2020?

We are glad you asked, there are many ways you can support World Arthritis Day. You can raise awareness and spread knowledge through your family, friends and social media. You can participate in local healthcare organisation’s charity events, appeals or fundraisers. Perhaps you could start a fundraiser yourself or participate in a fun run.

One of the ways Tenura will be supporting World Arthritis Day is through our marketing channels. We will be posting helpful information all month regarding Arthritis and Tenura arthritis aids. You can learn more about Tenura arthritis aids through our blog.

We are also offering a special 10% discount on Tenura products that can be excellent adaptive equipment for people with arthritis in their hands and fingers. Type WAD10 at checkout.

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The Tenura products that you can claim the 10% discount on are as follows:

t-b-1-red-bottle-opener-pill-bottle-1Tenura Non-Slip Coasters and Anti-Slip Mats

Non-slip coasters and anti-slip mats provide a place to rest things such as mugs and plates, the silicone grips onto the objects which keeps them held in position. A person with arthritis may find these anti-slip mats to be helpful, as you can use them in conjunction with the silicone jar and bottle openers to open containers with one hand, allowing you to use the less arthritic hand.

 

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Tenura Silicone Jar and Bottle Opener

Jar and bottle openers enable you to open containers with ease. Tenura silicone has grip-enhancing properties that allow you to get a firm grasp of lids. For a person living with arthritis, these openers can be a great help as pain, swelling, or other flare-up symptoms can make objects a struggle to hold.


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 Tenura Silicone Cutlery Grips

Arthritis can cause reduced movement in your hands and fingers that makes holding onto cutlery difficult. By sliding Tenura cutlery grips onto utensils, you no longer require the full motion used to clutch cutlery as the surface area is now greater.

 

t-sar-blue-grip-reel-gardening-toolTenura Silicone Non-Slip Grip Strips and Rolls

Create bespoke arthritis aids using Tenura grip strips or rolls. You can cut Tenura silicone down to the size and shape required. Many of our customers who live with arthritis use the grip strips around handles of cupboards, pans, DIY and gardening tools, to mention a few. Tenura silicone is both a non-slip material and grip-enhancing, which is why it is perfect for use on handles, you can get a firm hold without the risk of things slipping out of your hands.

 

All the products listed above are made from Tenura silicone, which means they are:

  • Antimicrobial (prevents bacteria harbouring)
  • Washable by hand or dishwasher (withstanding temperatures up to 250°C)
  • Non-toxic (safe to use in all environments)
  • Latex-free

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World Arthritis Day Logo 2020-Global Arthritis Day Logo 2020To stay up-to-date with all the events and activities during World Arthritis Day 2020, you can follow the hashtags:

  • #WAD20
  • #WorldA­rt­hri­tisDay
  • #ArthritisDay
  • #Arthri­tis­Da­y2020
  • #Cure­Art­hri­tisWAD

And follow us on our social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to tag us in your World Arthritis Day activities and claim the 10% discount to use on our website with the code WAD10.

Occupational Therapy Day 2020 + Discount Code

Occupational Therapy Day will take place on the 27th of October 2020; it's an internationally recognised observance day that highlights the importance of hard work but also mental and physical wellbeing. This event celebrates the outstanding work of occupational therapists globally through their efforts to re-train and develop the human brain.

Tenura wants to say thank you to Occupational Therapists, and therefore, we are offering a 15% discount on the Tenura Kitchen Pack, an OT essential. Type in the discount code OTD15 at checkout.

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What is Occupational Therapy?

World Occupational Therapy Day-Occupational Therapist Treating Patient Who Requires Walking AidsA form of healthcare, occupational therapy (OT), is about rehabilitation via training and therapy; these techniques help patients attain the skills necessary for everyday life and to renter the workplace. Often a person requires OT if they have a physical or mental problem (impairment may be better than ‘problem’) that is currently impacting their life/ability to work.

The role of an occupational therapist is vast and includes developing everyday skills, like:

  • Motor Skills (The action/movement of muscles – to walk, stand and balance)
  • Life Skills (Cooking, cleaning and getting dressed)
  • Social Skills (Handling rejection, rewards, and social interactions positively)
  • Cognitive Skills (Problem-solving, decision making, and other brain-based skills)
  • Coordination (Minimises the risk of injury while also promoting exercise)

People of all ages can seek an occupational therapist for several reasons. A person may need the help of an OT for help regarding birth injuries or defects, sensory processing disorders, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, and other such physical or cognitive difficulties.Global Occupational Therapy Day-Occupational Therapist Treating Older Patient

To help patients, an OT may suggest you purchase certain types of occupational therapy equipment for the home. At Tenura, we have many home aids that can be beneficial to patients, for instance, the Tenura kitchen pack. Occupational therapy equipment for the home can range from small gadgets that help with menial tasks such as opening a jar, to larger disability aids such as grabrails and adaptive technology.

What is an Observance Day?

Observance days, also known as awareness days, are scattered throughout the year. United Nations General Assembly is one of a few organisations that creates the calendar, taking into account recent and historical events that need national or even global humanitarian reflection. We can all learn from our mistakes and successes for a positive future.

How Can you Participate in Occupation Therapy Day?

World OT Day 2020 Bubble Reimagine Doing SloganYou can register to participate in the International Day of Occupational Therapy by arranging a volunteering activity. Over the years, there have been many ways to experience World OT day, including setting up information stands, television appeals, social media campaigns, all to spread the OT message. This year's message is to "Reimagine Doing" which reflects the actions OT community as they help and reimagine the best ways to assist the people in society who need it most.

Tenura has a special discount to help you celebrate Occupational Therapy Day 2020. We are offering a 15% discount on occupational therapy equipment for the home, specifically the Tenura kitchen pack, which contains three helpful aids for the elderly, disabled and other people who need assistance.

The Tenura Kitchen Pack Contains:

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1 x Tenura Non-Slip Coaster

People who are seeking the advice of an occupational therapist may find this home aid very useful as it provides a helpful non-slip surface for resting objects you wish to remain in place as they won't get knocked over with ease.

1 x Tenura Silicone Bottle Opener

A silicone bottle opener can be especially useful for someone with disabilities such as Parkinson's, Arthritis or other hand impairments as it helps you to open bottles without the same level of stress in your muscles and joints.

1 x Tenura Silicone Jar Opener

Tenura's silicone jar opener is a larger version of the bottle opener, for use on bigger containers, but also on doorknobs, allowing you to get a firm grasp of the handle due to the silicone grip-enhancing properties.

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You can stay on the pulse of the International Day of Occupational Therapy 2020 by following the hashtags:

  • World-OT-Day-Logo-2020-Reimagine-Doing#OTDay2020
  • #WorldOTDay2020

You can also follow these awesome accounts on Twitter:

If you would like to claim 15% off the Tenura kitchen pack enter the discount code OTD15 at checkout before the end of October and don't forget to tag us in your OT day celebrations.

New Video: Silicone Grip-Enhancing Jar & Bottle Openers

Videos are a great way to showcase products, which is why we have teamed up once again with MegMazeMedia to produce our latest installment, the Jar and Bottle Opener video. In this video, we explore uses for Tenura jar and bottle openers, you know, besides opening containers.

Sit, back, relax, and enjoy the show.

As you can see at the start of this video, Tenura jar and bottle openers are in our eco-friendly packaging, an initiative we are pushing across the whole Tenura daily living aid range.

We manufacture Tenura jar, and bottle openers from 100% antimicrobial silicone, which gives Tenura silicone many advantageous properties. Their primary use is likely within a kitchen, to open tricky jars and containers, which is why they are antimicrobial, meaning bacteria and germs can’t harbour on the surface, which is fundamental in areas that require a high level of hygiene. Another terrific benefit that follows on from them being antimicrobial is that no cost-saving additives such as phthalate plasticisers are in their construction, meaning they are also non-toxic.

For people living with conditions such as arthritis that can result in weakened hand strength, Tenura jar and bottle openers can be a simple yet effective daily tool. Their compact size means you can take them to your workplace or a restaurant, wherever you may need this helpful gadget.

Tenura Jar Openers

Jar Openers have many great uses. From the video, you can see they work well when turning doorknobs or other large containers that can be slippery or tough to open. Tenura silicone jar openers allow you to gain purchase on smooth surfaces. The following were excellent examples in the video:

  1. Twisting Doorknobs
  2. Opening Jars
  3. Opening large containers with twist-off caps

Tenura Bottle Openers

For smaller containers/­objects, Tenura offers the silicone bottle opener. Having a smaller version of the jar opener can help you gain purchase on items like bottle tops. In the video, we explore some great uses for this Tenura product:

  1. Opening milk bottles
  2. Turning taps
  3. Opening pill bottles
  4. Opening small containers with twist-off caps
Tenura silicone is easy to wash. Just like in the video, hot, soapy water is enough to get Tenura daily living aids clean. Tenura products are also dishwasher and autoclave safe up to 250°C. Sadly, some of our competitors cannot say the same. Please note that the non-slip, grip-enhancing properties return to Tenura silicone once dry. Tenura silicone is easy to wash. Just like in the video, hot, soapy water is enough to get Tenura daily living aids clean. Tenura products are also dishwasher and autoclave safe up to 250°C. Sadly, some of our competitors cannot say the same. Please note that the non-slip, grip-enhancing properties return to Tenura silicone once dry.

Both are available in red, blue, and yellow. They are available to purchase from our website: Tenura Bottle Opener | Tenura Jar Opener

We hope you enjoyed watching Tenura’s video. You can see more of our product videos via our YouTube channel. Let us know in the YouTube comments section any innovative uses you have used your Tenura jar and bottle openers for, we hope to hear from you soon.

Clean & Prepare your Bath with IPA for Anti-Slip Bath Stickers

Cleaning a surface with IPA cleaner before applying Tenura bathroom stickers is the correct procedure to ensure long-lasting performance. Using our experience and knowledge gained from working within the industry since 1997, we have invaluable information to pass down to our loyal customer base, yes, that's right, you! In this blog post, we explain why IPA cleaner is essential when applying Tenura bath stickers.

What is IPA cleaner?

IPA cleaning solution for anti slip bath preparationIPA cleaner, also known as Isopropyl Alcohol, is a disinfectant cleaner often used in medical environments. In our industry, we use it to remove grease and dirt from a surface before application. There are two variants, 70% and 99% IPA. Both are suitable for the application of Tenura non slip bath stickers.

Each has its uses; for instance, 99% IPA is fantastic for cleansing electronics due to its higher volume of alcohol, which evaporates quickly, avoiding damage to water sensitive components. 70% IPA cleaner contains 30% water. Research suggests that it is a better disinfectant, which is based upon the fact that water is a catalyst (accelerator) in this equation, the additional 29% water means the solution evaporates at a slower rate. Due to this, the solution remains on the surface for longer, destroying the growth of microorganisms.

How does IPA cleaner work?

IPA cleaner dissolves acids from the surface and with usual cleaning methods can remove contaminants such as dirt, grease and oil. These contaminants prevent anti slip bathroom stickers adhering to surfaces, in this case, bathtubs or shower trays.

Why use IPA cleaner?

Many people use cream-based cleaners to clean their bathtubs or shower trays. The main reason for non slip bathroom stickers failing is the use of cream-based cleaners before application. Cream-based cleaners often leave a powdery residue, which prevents the bathroom stickers adhesive from effectively bonding to the surface, causing them to fail. Using IPA cleaner correctly removes all contaminants from a surface, allowing the adhesive to achieve a strong bond. This is why IPA cleaner is the perfect choice for use in the application of anti-slip bath stickers.

Where can I buy IPA cleaner for bath sticker application?

There are many online shops where you can order IPA cleaner. We have rounded up top retailers selling IPA cleaner under £10!

Retailer Price Composition Volume Medium
Ebay £3.99 99.9% 50ml Miniature Spray Bottle
Cheap Franking Supplies £4.99 99.9% N/A Wipes (5)
Antistat £5.10 70% N/A Wipes (200)
Hexeal £9.26 99.9% 1L Jerry Can
RS £9.29 99.9% 500ml Tinned Solution
Cromwell £9.34 99.9% 400ml Aerosol
Amazon £9.99 99.9% 500ml Twist Cap Solution

As you can see above, there are many forms of IPA cleaner, choose one that you are comfortable using. There are a few quantities to choose from as IPA cleaner has many uses, so this purchase is not solely for Tenura anti slip bath stickers. For instance, you can disinfect many surfaces in your home as it is safe to use on plastics and glass, which is crucial during this current pandemic.

How can I use IPA cleaner safely?

  1. You must make sure the room is well ventilated. It is essential as IPA cleaner contains alcohol, which gives off fumes that can be toxic. Ensure the room is ventilated, by opening windows and doors, allowing fresh air to enter.
  2. Please also note it is incredibly flammable due to the concentration of alcohol, so keep well away from flames, e.g. lit candles in your bathroom.

What are bath stickers?

Peeling anti slip bath sticker off backingAnti slip bath stickers are small pre-cut shapes that you can apply to your bathtub or shower to add non-slip properties. Tenura bath stickers are an essential daily living aid in any bathroom and can help everyone gain confidence by having a sure-footing when bathing. Tenura bath stickers come in two shapes (circles and strips) and two colours (transparent and white).

How do I apply anti slip bathroom stickers?

We have an in-depth blog that goes into detail to make sure your bath stickers are applied correctly for ultimate longevity. Read our blog post on "How to Apply Tenura Non Slip Bath Stickers".

IPA cleaner produces the best result, ensuring Tenura bath stickers adhere optimally. Now you know all about Tenuras top tip regarding the application of Tenura bath stickers! You can explore more innovative Tenura daily living aids via our products page and broaden your knowledge via the Tenura blog, so please subscribe.

All prices in the IPA cleaner table are correct at the time of publication

Charity Fun Runs 2020

Wheelchair-graphicCharity Fun Runs are a great way to support a cause that you wish to donate. Prepare for the run to avoid injury and get friends involved; it provides a fantastic reason to start getting fit and into a healthy lifestyle. Train and raise money together to make the most out of your fun run. There are lots of types of charity runs out there. If you are extremely competitive and have an incredibly high fitness level, you may opt for a marathon. But if you want the more fun side of things, the Colour Run is a great place to start. If you don't mind getting covered in mud, there are lots of those around too.

Runs are a great way to get involved with a charity that means a lot to you. Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another. We can become a collective, run and donate for those who may be fighting the battle. Therefore, making the Race For Life run all that more special and a necessary time to reflect.

 

Rough Runner

Have you ever watched Total Wipeout, Ninja Warrior or Takeshi's Castle? Well, now it is your turn to tackle the only TV game show-inspired obstacle course. There are three levels of challenges, so there is something to suit your fitness level. There is a kid's zone so you can complete the course without worrying about your little one. Again, get sponsorships and donate to charities that mean something to you. There are six locations with a total of seventeen runs around the south of the UK there are various dates available from April 17th to October 4th. If you are interested, please look for a run suitable for you. I can't wait to see you tackle something similar to the Big Red Balls.

Website: https://­roughrunner.­com/

 

Tough-Mudder

Tough Mudder

This fun run is more of a challenging obstacle course, packed with ice, ropes, walls and team-building exercises, leading to mud-caked mayhem. This run is team-orientated, so do not worry if you get stuck, your brilliant Tough Mudder companions will help you out. Seek sponsors to donate to a cause that is close to your heart. Fifteen runs are going on throughout the year from April 17th till September 10th, so if this sounds like the charity run for you, sign up!

Website (https://­toughmudder.­co.­uk/)

 

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Cancer Research UK (Race For Life + more)

This charity hosts lots of runs throughout the year in which you can take part. From a 5K (3.1 miles) run to marathons (26.2 miles) and even ultramarathons, if you want to take on a bigger challenge. Many of us in the UK know somebody who has suffered from this disease and therefore, it is a really important cause. You can walk the marathon if preferred and you can always bring a friend for extra support and to help raise more money for this worthwhile cause. Your friends can even have four legs in some of their races, yes that's right, you can bring along your dog (Hosted in Stevenage 03/5/20 + more).

Website (https://­www.­cancer­rese­archuk.­org/­get-involved)

 

Parallel

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The first-ever accessible fun run has been set up for all to participate but is inclusive for those persons who are disabled or have a lack of mobility. This charity fun run started back in 2015 and has been growing year on year. It’s held at Windsor Great Park. A partner to the organised race is Super Sensory 1km meaning your sense of taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight will all go on this fun run too, I wonder what is in store for runners this year. There is also a Festival of Inclusivity to attend, full of zones in which you can eat, meet new people and try something new. The event has a wheelchair football court, family zones and more. Sign up and race on the 28/06/20.

Website (https://­www.­paral­lel­lif­es­tyle.­com/)

 

Trinity Hospice

Trinity Hospice Night Run is a local run near the Tenura head office and is in the heart of Blackpool, taking place under the famous Blackpool Illuminations. How fantastic is that! The charity run is in support of Brian House Children's Hospice and will be taking place on 02/09/20.

Website (https://­www.­trinityhospice.­co.­uk/­our-events/­detail/­night-run/)

 

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The Colour Run

This charity fun run is also named "The happiest 5K on the planet". Now, if that doesn't make you get involved, then perhaps the lively atmosphere, a big release of endorphins and being covered in the paint might? The Colour Run has seen over 7 million people participate in over 40 countries. Their mission is to bring people together and make the world a happier, healthier place. You can get your friends, family, work colleagues and more to support you and help you to raise money and awareness for a cause close to your heart. There are 4 Colour Runs this year around the UK, so pick one and get involved.

05/09/20 Cardiff 12/09/20 Manchester 19/09/20 London 26/09/20 Leeds

Website (https://­thecolorrun.­co.­uk/)                                                      

 

Seen an event you would like to get involved in? You can sign up to any race via their website. There is a fee that helps towards the cost of the event and a portion of it is donated to charity if the fun run is similar to those held by Cancer Research UK.

If you get involved, please tag us in your social media posts about the event, so we can help celebrate your success. We can’t wait to see what you get up to and how much fun you’ve had!

Your Frequently Asked Questions Are Answered!

What makes Tenura’s Living Aids the best on the market?

The products are made from silicone and are Non-Toxic. These qualities make them great for any food preparation areas like kitchens. When using our Tenura anti-slip mats, the kitchen can be kept more hygienic due to the easy to wipe down the surface of silicone and its antimicrobial properties. It is an essential feature of our products as they are targeted towards children, the disabled, and the elderly who are more vulnerable and less immune to diseases. So, keeping a tidy, clean kitchen is paramount to their health. Another great use of the anti-slip mats includes placing them under chopping boards to avoid unwanted movement, and our anti-slip coasters keep your drink from being knocked over due to the silicones' grippy surface.

We also have been in the industry for over 20 years, so we know our stuff!

What are Tenura’s Daily Living Aids made from, and why?

Tenura’s Daily Living Aid range is 100% silicone, which means that the products are non-toxic (as chemically inert), washable and dishwasher safe. Due to the gripping properties of the silicone, you are less likely to cause spillages or harm to yourself when using these products in conjunction with chopping boards or as a coaster as items placed on the anti-slip mat/coaster will move less compared to an ordinary counterpart.

cutlery-grip-2The anti-slip mats help prevent injury especially if you chose a suitable colour to indicate a message. Many of our customers choose red mats to highlight that the area could be hot and may require extra attention. Our yellow mats tend to be used in conjunction with the message that the products placed on the mats are general items a person doesn’t want to lose. Such things could include glasses or hearing aids. These non slip mats are also the most visible in low light areas. Finally, the blue silicone products lend themselves to bedrooms and living rooms. The colour blue is calming and helps to provide contrast to lighter surfaces like wooden furniture or white tiles. If you like to know more about this, you can read our Highlight Objects & Hazards with Tenura Daily Living Aids blog.

Other great features of our silicone Living Aids is there very high-temperature threshold of 250 °C and the fact they are very difficult to rip/tear. Again, this makes them perfect for the kitchen but also hotter work environments such as working with cars and hot power tools. Place the hot power tools on a red anti-slip mats, which indicates a warning to others that those tools may be hot. It also protects the surface on which the mat has been placed and stops the power tools being knocked over or moved as easily. Use the anti-slip mats in combination with our anti-slip grip strips on your work tools to allow you to complete a task without as much strain on joints. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also apply our Tenura grip strips in medical practices or offices or to door handles, crutches and more, as they are safe to use anywhere.

What makes Tenura’s Daily Living Aids Antimicrobial?

To make our silicone products antimicrobial, we add a small percentage mix of Silver Nitrate. Silver has been used in the medical industry for years and can be found in wound dressings, creams and as a coating on medical devices. The silver used in our silicone products is toxic to bacteria, along with some algae and fungi. However, it is not toxic to us. Making our products fantastic for uses in kitchens, medical practices and for vulnerable people who are prone to diseases. To learn more about this, you can read our blog on how Rubber Bath Toys Are A Haven For Bacteria. It is also worth noting that Tenura’s products do not feature toxic, cost-saving chemicals or substances, like phthalate plasticisers, that are banned or restricted in some parts of the EU and USA.

In accordance with article 58 of the BPR, this article has been treated with a biocidal product. Silver nitrate (CAS 7761-88-8) has been added to create the Antimicrobial properties.

Do you offer bespoke/­customisable Living Aids for resellers and distributors?

custom-packagingYes, we do! If you are looking at becoming a reseller or distributor of Tenura Daily Living Aids, we have plenty to offer you. Firstly, we can print full colour brochures. We can also provide you with a full Photo Download Suite for you to access our images to use within your marketing campaign, whether they are printed or digital, like a Daily Living Aid Catalogue.

We can also custom manufacture our Daily Living Aids to be in keeping with your companies branding. The packaging can also be branded to suit your criteria. We can match the colours of our products to any Pantone or RAL references. If you have limited storage at your facility, we can also offer a drop shipping service. If you are looking at becoming a reseller or distributor of Tenura Daily Living Aids, please contact us to request free samples of our products so you can see the high-quality living aids for yourselves.

Why do you show the price with and without VAT?

Certain people are exempt from paying VAT on some of our products. If you are chronically ill or disabled and the products are for personal use, you are tax exempt. Charities can also claim for VAT exemption if they make the Living Aids purchased available for use at disabled persons home or other domestic use.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for VAT exemption, see our webpage on VAT Exemption, consult Notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people or contact HM Revenue & Customs National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 before signing the declaration. Also, please note that the non-slip fabric and the Tenura extreme mat, as well as our anti-slip shower stickers, are not eligible for VAT exemption.

Can I buy on behalf of someone else and still have the VAT deducted?

If you are buying for a person who is VAT exempt (find out if you are by reading “Why do you show the price with and without VAT?”), then you can purchase on behalf of that individual as long as you can provide the correct information that is required. You will need to fill out a VAT exemption form whilst registering for an account or during checkout. Once the form is submitted, all purchases from your account will VAT exempt. For more information on VAT Exemption, please visit our webpage on VAT Exemption.

What payment methods do you accept?

There are seven payment methods we accept they are as follows:

Paypal-logo   Visa-logo   Mastercard-logo-2    eMaestro-logo

Please note that we accept both debit and credit cards for both Visa and Mastercard.

What is non-slip material and how does it work?

It’s complicated. Silicones are synthetic polymers (a long chain of repeated molecules). The bond between the Silicon and the Oxygen is stronger than the Carbon-Carbon bond. Meaning it has stable thermal stability (resistance to mixing), so they are great for environments that are hotter or the organic equivalent (Silicon) would decompose. The properties of the silicone can be changed by substituting organic chemical groups for other chemical groups (such as the methyl group) and cross-linking. This change is what can make silicone properties change. Properties that can be affected are the flexibility, water repellence, and its solubility (dissolvable). Some of these qualities directly correlate to coefficients of friction (levels of grip).

What are the dimensions of your Daily Living Aids?

Silicone Jar & Bottle Openers

Silicone Rubber Bottle Opener (6cm diameter)

Silicone Rubber Jar Opener (12cm diameter)

Anti-Slip Table & Floor Mats from Tenura

Silicone Anti-Slip Mats (Available in sizes 25.5cm x 18.5cm, 35.5cm x 25.5cm and 45.5 x 38.5cm, with widths of 1.5mm)

Anti-Slip Antimicrobial Childrens Table Mats (Both mats 30cm x 25cm, with widths of 1.5mm)

Silicone Rubber Anti-Slip Floor Mat (60cm x 45cm, with a width of 1.5mm)

Anti-Slip Coasters and Cup Holders

Silicone Rubber Circular Anti-Slip Coaster (Available in 14cm and 19cm diameter, with widths of 1.5mm)

Silicone Rubber Square Anti-Slip Coaster (Available in 14cm and 19cm diameter, widths of 1.5mm)

Silicone Anti-Slip Cup Holder (9cm diameter)

Cutlery Grips

Anti-Slip Cutlery Grips (Each pack contains 2 grips, 12.5cm cutlery grips, with widths of 37mm)

Anti-Slip Children's Cutlery Grips (Each pack contains 2 grips, 9.8cm cutlery grips, with widths of 17mm)

CupCaps

Antimicrobial CupCap for a mug (8cm diameter)

Antimicrobial CupCap for a can or glass (6cm diameter)

Grip Strips & Rolls

Silicone Anti-Slip Grip Strips (1m x 2cm, with a width of 0.5mm)

Silicone Anti-Slip Grip Rolls (Available in sizes 1m x 2cm, 1m x 20cm, 1m x 30cm, 2m x 30cm, 2m x 40cm, 9m x 20cm, 9m x 40cm, with widths of 0.5mm)

Self-Adhesive Non-Slip Silicone Reel (1m x 20cm, with a width of 0.5mm)

Extreme Grip Mats

Extreme Super Grip Adhesive Mats (20cm x 20cm x 3.5mm)

Non-Slip Fabric

Non-Slip Fabric (50cm x 182 cm x 2.66mm)

Anti-Slip Bathroom Products

Aqua Safe Anti-Slip Bath and Shower Stickers (Available in rolls consisting of approx 30 strips 200mm x 20mm or 72 circles 40mm)

Highlight Objects & Hazards with Tenura Daily Living Aids

Tenura’s range of anti-slip and grip enhancing products are designed to create independence around the home. With their excellent anti slip qualities, they make day to day tasks easier and more manageable by increasing grip and comfort.

Additionally, their vivid shades of blue, red and yellow allow Tenura daily living aids to stand out and be more noticeable, particularly in environments with more neutral décor. With this feature they can be used to highlight important objects or potential hazards.

The colours can be beneficial in the following ways:

Yellow_Coaster_Square_2Yellow

The lightest colour and in times of low lighting or even when it is dark, yellow is the most visible. Tenura products in yellow would be ideal to use at night, such as coasters for glasses of water and yellow mats for essential items such as glasses or hearing aids.

Red

Corner_Table_Mat_RedThe colour Red commands attention, whether it be for warnings and danger or for something important you didn’t want to miss. Resting pans or dishes that have just come off the stove or out of the oven on a red Tenura mat will help to warn yourselves and others that the pan is still hot, and much like silicone trivets, it will protect the surface while the pan or dish cools. It is safe to do this as Tenura mats are heat resistant up to 250°C.

 

Blue

Blue is a cool, calming colour and due to this is suitable for use in places of rest such as bedrooms and living rooms. As it can provide contrast to lighter wooden furniture, placing items upon them means that it is easier to spot.

Organise the Kitchen with Tenura

Food prepping in the kitchen is key to helping the later processes. Using Tenura daily living aids to organise your prep area, whether it be for organising utensils, prepped food or both, you can create a contrast of colours to help you identify items much quicker. Red mats can also be used to signify sharp knives or electrical items.

The Tenura Grip Strips and Rolls are also ideal kitchen aids. They are available in both blue and red, ideal for adding enhanced grip, but also can be a useful reminder that blue handles are safe, and those that are red could possibly still be hot.

Tenura in the Garden

With plants, furniture and tools a lot of the time being virtually the same colour, easily identifying that trowel you put down can sometimes take longer to find than it should.

Tenura grip strips and rolls can be used to help in these situations by wrapping around tools and handles to enhance grip and make them stand out from the rest of the garden décor. Wrapping the material around tools such as spades will help to make tasks more comfortable too, in addition to the grip increase you will benefit from by using Tenura strips and rolls.

Tenura strips are pre-cut and ready to be wrapped around the object of your choice allowing you a quick, ready to use, grip-enhancing solution. Rolls are available in various sizes, colours and adhesive and non-adhesive versions which increases the application possibilities and they can also be cut to size to suit your needs.

You can view and buy Tenura daily living aids directly from the website. Orders £50 and over are posted free of charge*.

If you would like to speak to a member of our sales team for more information or to place an order, you can do so by phone. Alternatively, complete the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

*UK mainland orders only. Order sub-total must be £50 plus to qualify for free shipping

Fixing the Plastic Crisis

Plastic-crisisIn modern day Life it is virtually impossible to avoid plastic, but with the growing epidemic of plastic pollution it is in our best interests to minimise the amount we use.

Plastics harm the environment by seeping into soil and water, degrading our beaches, killing wildlife, choking our oceans and killing millions of marine animals each year.

There is now a huge campaign to reduce the plastic foot print by governments, environmental groups and worldwide supporters.

We are part of the problem and now need to be part of the solution.

Our problem is that we live in a throw away culture and urgency is needed to move away from this lifestyle involving single usage plastic.

Even If we make little changes in our day to day life, that can help to reduce our own plastic footprint.

Even if we each make little changes in our day to day lives, together they will have a huge impact in reducing the plastic footprint.

Below are a few pointers to go plastic free at home.

Plastic Bags

Purchase reusable bags made from durable, envi­ron­men­tally-friendly materials that will last time and time again.

Plastic Bottles

Refillable, glass water bottles are much better for the environment and yourself.

Plastic Straws

Skip a straw or buy a reusable metal one.

Shop Local

local Markets or local farmers markets are ideal for plastic free shopping as most items are displayed loose and stall holders more likely to accommodate your needs. Most food hasn’t travelled miles to get to you therefore the carbon footprint is low.

Buy in Bulk

Reduces the amount of plastic packaging.

Reusable Party Cutlery

The amount of single use partyware we through away in our lifetimes if we thought about it would add up to a considerable amount.

Recycle When Possible

This will give your used packaging the best chance of being disposed of correctly to reduce the pollution created from waste.

The ‘Attenborough Effect’ has sparked a rise in beaches around the UK having a big clean up. With a rise in 18 beaches since last year being awarded for their litter free sands. Over the past 12 months, this movement has led to a 53 percent reduction in single-use plastic.

Large fast-food and coffee franchises such as McDonalds, Nandos and Cost Coffee are leading the way in the eradication of their single-use, plastic straws.

Certain Supermarkets are also taking action to reduce plastic packaging on their products by creating plastic-free aisles so consumers can buy products loosely, or bring their own containers.

The UK has also banned products containing microbeads within the last year.

What Effort is Tenura Making?

new-tenura-cardboard-retail-packsHere at Tenura we are making the move from plastic to cardboard packaging, starting with our jar and bottle openers. By 2020, the entire Tenura range will be packaged in cardboard retail boxes.

Cardboard is a very durable material, which allows products to withstand long transportation times. It prevents moisture from accessing goods within the packaging and prevents them from becoming damaged.

Cardboard is biodegradable and recyclable, with it also being more easily and widely recycled than any other material. With it being a lighter packaging, this would also reduce the emissions used when transporting.

For more specific information on our new cardboard packaging, or to place an order, you can contact the Tenura sales team via phone. Alternatively complete our contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Abolish Spilt Drinks this Summer with Tenura CupCaps

tenura cup cap for drinksWith the summer months arriving and the May Day Bank Holiday weekend around the corner, we hang on to thoughts of backyard BBQs, summer garden parties and picnics in the sun.

You don’t want any distraction from the fun and relaxation of these special times, so why not make use of the Tenura daily living aids range to help make life a little easier on these occasions?

In the warm weather, you need to stay hydrated, but enjoying a little tipple (soft drinks for the kids) is also a welcome treat. Harassment from wasps and flies however is not and is in fact an irritating distraction. Even worse, when wasps get angry for no reason and decide to attack you it often results in a spilled drink. We don’t have a solution for wasps and insects crashing your party, but we can protect your beverages in the form of Tenura CupCaps.

Tenura Cups are stretchable, self-sealing, silicone caps designed to fit over the tops of mugs, cups, cans and glasses. Applying these to your drink container creates a spill proof lid that no bugs can get through. They come with an eyelet in the centre for the insertion of a straw so you can enjoy your drink.

Made from 100% antimicrobial silicone, Tenura CupCaps are completely free from plasticisers, making them non-toxic and suitable for use by all ages. Washable either by hand or dishwasher lends to their durability.

The Tenura CupCaps come in a pack of 2, with each pack containing 6cm and 8cm diameter CupCaps.

Tenura CupCaps can be purchased directly through our website, along with the rest of Tenuras' range of daily living aids. All orders to the value of £50 or more will be sent free of charge within the mainland UK. Should you have any questions or queries about our products, please speak to us via phone and we would be more than happy to help. Alternatively, use the contact us form on the site and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Rubber Bath Toys A Haven for Bacteria

rubber-duck-in-bathSwiss and American researchers recently released a study stating that bath-time toys, rubber ducks predominantly in this case, become a haven for disease-spreading bacteria.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich and the University of Illinois, counted the microbes found in the murky, stagnant water that resided in some of these bath-time toys. In 4 out of the 5 toys studied, they found that the water squeezed out of them contained “potentially pathogenic bacteria” such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Bacterium which is “often implicated in hospital-acquired infection”.

While differences have been found in others, many bath-toys have produced similar results and the reason is down to the material. The plastic materials, with low-quality polymers in them, release carbons that can serve as food for the bacteria. While some of the bacteria is present in the water, bodily fluids, various contaminants and soap are also added. The additional components add microbes and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous and when the bacteria are introduced to this balmy brine and the carbon released from the bath-toys material it creates a formula that produces a haven for bacteria to grow and thrive, so much, so there was a strikingly high number recorded. Up to 75 million cells per square centimetre of a variety of bacteria and fungus. The research had lead to the conclusion that without the carbon produced from the low-quality polymers in the material, this number would have been much less dramatic.

The presence of bacteria is important for the development of a child’s immune system, but too much can lead to infections. The increase of which can be avoided by better quality bath toys that feature higher quality polymers thus preventing the growth and fungus and bacteria.

Tenura Antimicrobial Daily Living Aids

With Tenura for the most part being hand held daily living aids intended for use around food and drink, we too faced similar issues in making sure our products did not subject our users to these risks as well as others.

Initially creating our daily living aids from a non-toxic material, silicone, we removed the need for phthalates to be used in our products to make them pliable enough for their purpose. Phthalates have been used in similar products. It helps to soften cheaper materials to give them a more rubber like finish. The problem with phthalates, is that they are toxic and exposure to them can have long term detrimental health effects. This has resulted in them being banned or restricted in parts of Europe and the USA.

To help combat bacteria the only additive we used is an anti-microbial powder, added during the manufacturing process which prevents the build-up of bacteria and protecting against mould and fungi. This solitary additive is intended to help protect our customers, as well as add value through longevity to our daily living aids.

View the range on the website. Spend £50 or more and we will deliver your order to you free of charge.