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Tenura Kitchen Must Haves

tenura anti slip mats on dining tableAlthough Tenura’s products are aimed at those with impairments to strength of grip, this does not exclude Tenura products from everyday use by everyone else.

Tenura products lend their use to a majority of kitchen items, making meal prep much easier, efficient and therefore much more enjoyable.

Below we give you suggestions for a range of Tenura products that we think are kitchen must haves.

Bottle & Jar Openers

tenura bottle opener on tapThe main usage for Tenura bottle and jar openers are to make the opening of jars and bottles much easier by increasing grip and comfort. However, they could also be used for every day kitchen needs.

Using them on taps when water is required, for the pan, kettle or measuring jug is also an excellent use for them, for the same reasons they are used on jars, bottles and similar containers.

 

Non-Slip Fabric

tenura black non slip fabric on shelfCan be used to go on draining boards to stop washed pots sliding or falling damaging them, it also cushions them to stop damages. Place it in the bottom of a drawer or on a shelf to stop things from moving when opened. Use non slip fabric to lean on with its polyester mesh covered in foam you sink into the material with comfort.

 

Cutlery Grips & Grip Strips

tenura grip strip on knifeTenura cutlery grips can be used on various kitchen utensils, creating a better secure grip. From preparation to eating, putting the grips over the end of most utensils is as easy as pushing it onto the handle. We also have children cutlery grips available. Children's cutlery grips are also available.

Grips strips can be wrapped around utensils and small containers for a firmer, more comfortable grip. The desired result is easily achievable with pre-cut strips or cutting to size from a full roll.

Non-Slip Mats

tenura anti slip mats in kitchenTenura non-slip mats can be used in prep or during mealtimes to hold cups, bowls and plates in place.

Provides additional grip to bowls when mixing, and will also provide protection to surfaces from heat or mess. Easy to clean via dishwasher or by hand, the anti-microbial additive also providing additional protection from bacteria.

Tenura offers a range of extremely effective anti-slip daily living aids that provide grip on dry, smooth and slippery surfaces, including tables, worktops, trays, handles, utensils and many more.

View the range on the website. Orders over £50 are sent free of charge to anywhere within the mainland UK.

Tenura at FIME 2017

tenura at fimeTenura is proud to announce we will be attending the FIME exhibition in Orlando, Florida this year.

The FIME (Florida International Medical Expo) is held between the 8th-10th August 10am-5pm located at the ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER - WEST CONCOURSE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

The FIME expo welcomes over 22,000 medical and health care trade professionals worldwide!

Doing business with 1,500+ national and international companies showcasing new and refurbished medical and hospital equipment, technology, products and supplies. 

Come find us at Booth B.S26 to see Tenura Daily Living Aids as we hope to make new connections and new friends. Our products are designed to aid those with disabilities or impairments helping them get back to their daily routine again with ease.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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How Phthalates are Used in Everyday Objects

bank-notesA lot of media attention has focused on the new British plastic £5 bank note containing animal fats, the use of animal fats is controversial for vegans and vegetarians. The proposed new plastic £20 note will contain palm oil. While being more vegan friendly, the implications of the use of palm oil is the processes to obtain this oil devastates forests, leaving many animals without their natural habitats in which they reside. They say they are going to be producing the new plastic £20 notes using sustainable palm oil, but the jury, as ever, is out.

But what purpose do those oils and fats serve? The answer; they are used as phthalates. The phthalates soften the plastic making it malleable, without them they would be harder and brittle.  What is interesting is that the plastic note manufacturer took an interesting and safe approach. They used a safe phthalate, not something harsh like DEHP, DINP, DIDP etc.

tenura-jar-openerTenura takes a strict approach to plasticisers, we believe that objects which are handled regularly should not contain them. Unlike other companies which offer PVC materials laden with phthalates (DEHP, DINP etc) we take a different approach, heavily plasticised PVC materials were developed in the 1960’s and viewed as the future product; cheap to produce, easy to mould and possessing an initial level of tack. From the 1980’s onwards research soon highlighted high level health risks, so much so that PVC phthalate use is banned for use in hot food containers, children’s toys and objects that be placed in a child’s mouth. The EU, the US Federal Government and especially the states of California and Oregon have progressively legislated against their use.  When we created the Tenura range of daily living aids, non-slip bottle & jar openers, place mats and cup holders, we wanted to use modern materials. Silicone is a green material, that can be used to produce products without any phthalates.

For more information, you can contact us by phone, live chat or by filling out the contact us form on the website.

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How to use Tenura Jar and Bottle Openers to Make Things Easier Around the Home

tenura jar openerTenura jar and bottle openers are an excellent device to keep at home within reach for whenever you need them. Their soft, yet sturdy construction allows for the opening or turning of many things besides just jars and bottles.

The silicone construction provides excellent grip for the user alongside exceptional comfort, whilst gaining exception hold on the object you are using it on.

Tenura Jar and Bottle Opener Uses

Tenura jar and bottle openers can be used on a variety of items around the home to make daily tasks that little bit easier. We have listed various uses below to help you, some of which we were even surprised by!

The list of uses around the home are:

  • Taps

  • Round door handles

  • Radiator dials

  • Egg timers ( the twisty kind )

  • Twist top beer bottles

  • Stop valves on water pipes

  • Gas fire controls

  • Cooker knobs

  • Medicine bottles

  • Wing nuts

medicine bottle opened with tenura bottle openerThere will no doubt be plenty of other uses to, so if you have used them for anything else, or think of another use for them, you can let us know via email, live chat, or send us a message on Facebook. We will gladly add it to the list, and you never know, we may send you a little gift for your suggestion.

Tenura grip strips and rolls are also an alternative that could come in handy too.

Tenura jar and bottle openers are an excellent, versatile daily living aid to keep around the home. Available in red, blue and yellow for immediate purchase from the Tenura website. If you spend over £50 on Tenura products you can get them posted to you for free of charge providing you live in the mainland UK. If you are VAT exempt, you can fill out the VAT exemption form during sign up to allow you to purchase all of Tenuras’ silicone products VAT free.

If you would like more information, you can visit the website or contact the sales team by phone, live chat or the contact us form.

Daily Living Aids for Around the Office

Our working lives can and usually do involve a lot of stress. Many people will try many solutions to alleviate the stress that gets built up through the day, allowing them to go about their duties with a much more positive frame of mind.

Here at Tenura, we believe in improving necessary everyday tasks, tasks that usually don’t get a second thought, especially in a working environment.

But did you know if these daily tasks take longer or are more difficult than usual, they can be attributable to increasing stress levels to a far higher level?

Below we discuss some ways to virtually eradicate the potential for various daily tasks and work areas from developing into stressful situations.

Working in an Office

Tenuras range of daily living aids are even useful as slip prevention and grip enhancement around the office regardless of any physical impairments. Below is a guide to areas of the office where Tenura daily living aids would be useful.

Office Desks

tenura daily living aids in the officeWhere many of us spend our working days, in an almost fixed position typing away on keys and clicking our mouse. Aside from your general awareness to sit in a correct, comfortable position, there are other things that can be done to enhance the comfort of your working day.

Many desks have a veneer surface that is often quite slippy. This is referred to in the industry as a ‘low energy surface’. This can cause certain keyboards and mouse mats, as well as other items, to have insufficient grip, causing unnecessary movement and ultimately potential accidents and frustration as a result of this.

Tenura can offer various solutions to suit this particular problem. Tenuras range of anti slip mats are designed to be applied to create a high-energy surface that will help any item applied to grip more effectively to a surface. Tenura has various sized mats available to either resolve a specific movement issue with a single item or cover virtually the entirety of the working area of your desk so anything placed upon it will not easily slide about.

tenura-non-slip-fabricTenura grip strips and rolls can be used as a more discreet option. With our pre-cut strips or full rolls for you to cut to size and shape yourself, you can create an anti-slip solution that you are happy with. By being selective about how you place your Tenura anti-slip daily living aids, you can keep the aesthetics of your working environment as you like them whilst improving working comfort.

Tenura non-slip fabric is also an excellent option. As well as being non-slip it can provide a more cushioned surface to provide relief for elbows, forearms or wrists whilst typing all day. Supplied in rolls, and being very easy to cut to size, the possibilities are virtually endless, provided it is a cushioned, non-slip surface that is required.

For that mid-morning or afternoon coffee, tea or whatever drink you need to get you through the day, Tenura coasters are available in a range of sizes and styles to ensure you can buy one that is perfect for your needs. Want a coaster that will happily sit on your desk until it is required? Try our 4 pack of square coasters or single pack circular coasters that are available in two sizes. Want one that will go wherever you go? Tenura moulded cup holders are perfect for that office worker who is always on the move. Wherever you and your mug go, you can be sure there is always a coaster there. All Tenura coasters can be viewed right here.

Pens and Other Hand-Held Objects

tenura-grip-stripsFor those who experience discomfort or lack of grip with pens and many other hand-held utensils in the office ( knives and forks at lunch time, as one example ), then Tenura have options to help you there also.

Tenura grip strips, again can be used as an effective solution to the problem. Pre-cut strips, or even rolls that can be cut to size, can be wrapped around the item to increase surface size, resulting in a larger, more comfortable surface area that decreases strain on joints and the need for as much strength of grip to be applied.

Tenura cutlery grips are also another solution. By inserting the pen or similarly held utensil into the end, you instantly increase the surface area. This results in a much easier and more comfortable to hold item.

Tenuras aim is to improve daily living for everyone, and we hope that by using our daily living aids, we do indeed accomplish our mission, meaning you can perform day to day activities with much more ease and in greater comfort.

Many of the Tenura daily living aids mentioned in this article have various size options and colours available. Please visit the website to find out more, or alternatively contact the Tenura sales team by phone, live chat or the contact us form on the website.

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Tenura self adhesive non slip silicone reels now available!

Tenuras latest addition to the daily living aids range is self-adhesive non-slip silicone reels. This material is our faithful non-slip silicone with an added bonus of a strong self adhesive backing, allowing it to be applied to an area as an effective semi-permanent non-slip surface that will not only provide excellent non-slip properties, but will not damage any items placed upon it.

The adhesive backing was an additional feature people have enquired about online, at meetings and exhibitions. Now Tenura are happy to make this available and supply an inexpensive, self-adhesive non-slip surface.

adh5 - smallThis material can be used in many domestic and industrial applications such as in tool boxes, workbenches, breakfast bars or side tables at home or desks in the office. It can also be applied to handheld objects to increase grip and comfort. Self-adhesive silicone reels decrease the risk of spills and prevent stains from objects resting on its surface. Thanks to the easy peel away backing, this material can be applied quickly and neatly, creating an aesthetically pleasing non-slip surface.

They are highly versatile, due to you being able to cut pieces to size using scissors, making them ideal for when a non-slip surface is required.

The aforementioned cut to size versatility makes it perfect for areas where multiple or specific shape applications may be needed.

adh3 - smallLike most of Tenura silicone non-slip and grip aids, Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be cleaned with a simple combination of hot water and soap, but will lose all non-slip properties whilst wet. Once dry the materials non-slip properties will return, so we recommend allowing the surface to dry properly before using it.

Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels are 1m x 20cm giving you a large amount of material to work with for your money. They are 0.3mm thick and available in blue.

Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be purchased directly through our website, along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. You can get free shipping on all Tenura products by spending over £50 or more!

Should you have any questions or queries about our self-adhesive non-slip reels or any other products Tenura produces, please contact the sales team via email or contact form. If you would like to speak to us directly, you can do so via the live chat feature or calling us by phone.

Grip Aids for Tools During Maintenance and Repair Work

Good Afternoon folks and a happy new year to you all!

With the coming of the new year, we thought about how our products are used and the possibilities of where we could expand them too. One area in particular in working or personal life is full of areas where a strong anti slip surface or grip is needed is something we have never discussed in detail before, so we thought this was a good opportunity to do so.

Grips Aids for Tools for General maintenance and Repair Work

wrench copyThere are tonnes of tasks in the workplace and home which require the use of spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers and many other tools, to effectively tighten or loosen parts and a strong grip can often be required. These tasks can become pretty difficult for those with physical impairments, or when a particularly stiff bolt, nut or screw doesn’t want to budge. We think Tenura anti slip grip strips and rolls would work perfectly for as grip aids for tools. By using grip strips, or cutting strips from a roll and wrapping these around the handles of tools such as spanners, screwdrivers and pliers, you can dramatically increase the grip and comfort you have on them. This makes them much easier to twist, turn or lever to get tight or rusted nuts, bolts or screws loose and allow you to continue the maintenance of any machinery or appliance.

screwdriver in suti 2Stiff oil caps can also be a nightmare when trying to do routine maintenance on the car at home or in a garage. Without the use of a tool or protective layer, these can be hard to get off by hand. However, we thought about how this cap would fit nicely in our jar openers! By using Tenura jar openers on stiff caps and tops, you can effectively screw them open or closed without any pain or discomfort. Tenura jar openers are also very resistant to heat, allowing them to withstand temperatures of up to 250°C, making them ideal for use on warm or hot car parts.

Tenura Non Slip Fabric for Kneeling

in situ shot 2Kneeling on hard surfaces, while not only extremely uncomfortable to the point of painful, could potentially cause long term damage on your knees. Tenura non slip fabric is an ideal way to prevent this. By doubling over this Tenura non slip fabric, it will provide a comfortable cushion for you to work on without the worry of potential long term damage to your knees. This material is not only comfortable but non slip, so it will not move when you do in most cases and will keep your tools in position until you need them. It also raises them from the floor and keeps them away from all but deep puddles of water, oil or any other liquids. This material is also perfect when lying on the floor during maintenance to increase comfort and help extend the time you can spend working in a horizontal position. Tenura non slip fabric in most cases is also easily washed, meaning it can be used again and again without the danger of contamination.

By using Tenuras range of daily living aids, you can make tasks in all areas of life much easier, and prevent potential damage and injury at the same time.

You can view and purchase Tenuras range of daily living aids directly through the website. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge to anywhere within the mainland UK.

Introducing.. Children’s Cutlery Grips!

Cutlery grips are a handy addition to day to day life, by providing an enhanced surface area around cutlery, pens, pencils, toothbrushes and many other items making them easier to use during daily tasks and much easier to hold. These daily living aids are perfect for those who suffer from impairments to strength of grip as increasing the surface area reduces the amount of grip required, helping to decrease pain and strain on joints and muscles. However these products are made for adults and due to their size maybe cumbersome for children to use and hold.

This presented a big problem for us as how good is a daily living aid if it can’t cater to everybody’s needs? This brought us to the new product we are announcing today.... Tenura children’s cutlery grips.

red hand 2 copyTenura children’s cutlery grips are the exact same product as cutlery grips, only made smaller for smaller hands. Childrens Cutlery grips, like their larger counterpart, also provide an enhanced surface area allowing children with impairments to strength of grip to be able to use utensils easier and have an object which fits nicely into the hand instead of an oversize item which could also cause a hindrance. Tenura childrens cutlery grips are 98mm in size and weigh only 45g per unit, this is a lot lighter than our adult ones to make them easier for smaller hands to handle and use. Cutlery grips are made from a strong antimicrobial silicone, designed to be durable, easily washed and prevent the harbouring and spread of bacteria on utensils we come into contact with everyday, helping to protect parents and children.

bundle 3 copyChildren’s cutlery grips can be applied with ease, slide the handle onto your knife, fork, pen or other small utensil and it’s ready to go. Tenura cutlery grips can be washed by hand or via dishwasher. This makes washing Cutlery grips easy for big industries like charities or organisations who may have a large turnaround of children and adults and don’t have time to clean them all by hand allowing Tenura children’s cutlery grips to be used again and again whilst  keeping a good standard of hygiene.

 

Tenura Children’s Cutlery Grips come in three vibrant colours! Red, blue and grey and come in packs of 2, cutlery grips 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 use the contact us form on the site, or the live chat feature to speak directly to one of our agents.

 

Mounting Devices & How Tenura Can Help!

Disabilities and impairments can affect people in many different ways, but one of the hardest to cope with is full to near full body paralysis, cerebral Palsy or other disabilities and impairments which can affect anyone at any time from developmental problems or a bad accident. At this point, communication to the outside world can become very difficult and most tasks are impossible. However, innovative science and technology advances have shown how tablets and specialist software can be created and used to help these people share their voice. A good example of this would be Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking as we all know was diagnosed and suffers from Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This disease affects your nerves in the brain and spinal cord making messages which would usually be sent to muscles unable to get through, leaving them to waste and weaken. Without Stephen Hawking’s Intel programmed voice system, his brilliant mind would have been lost to everyone but himself, leaving him without communication.

Obviously, this is a very extreme situation where technology can be used to create an effective communication system but it really paints the picture of how vital it can be. Now a simple app can turn Tablets, iPads and smartphones into a learning and communication method. However, in all situations, Pessimists (like me) can see the ways this could be ruined or compromised causing damage and despair to those involved. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about the dreaded and inevitable drop of an iPad or tablet!

Unfortunately, no one is safe from this event and it is one of terror and shock when you see your beloved smart device heading for the floor. Unfortunately, this, for those who are physically disabled, may mean they are without a working communication or entertainment method for some time, leaving them very much isolated and with no way of trying to stop or catch the device. Through some brainstorming in our offices and working in the disability aids market, we thought we had come up with a brilliant idea to help prevent this from happening.

Tenura_Extreme_New_1Tenura extreme mats are a strong tacky material renowned for its strong grip of materials, preventing all movement from objects resting on its surface. We have seen this material used in motor homes, caravans, in cars and even in clinical trials to prevent beakers and glasses from moving around or spilling. We believe that Tenura extreme if applied to tablets, smartphones or brackets will create an effective hold helping to stop potential falls by providing a very strong grip. Extreme mats have been tried and tested to stop bowls and plates from moving at very steep angles and leave no residue from where they were placed. This material can also be washed with ease and will regain its strong tacky surface once dry, allowing it to be used again and again.

TE_Clear_WashingA great deal of care must be taken when removing phones and tablets from Tenura extreme grip mats. This materials drawback is the same as its benefit, its strong tacky surface. This tacky surface is so strong, without care when taking it off, this material could make your phone bend, break or fall when trying to pull it off. We recommend slow and even pulling pressure away from the material to allow you to remove it from the device. Another solution to this problem would be to attach a phone case to the extreme grip mat then clip your device in. This way your tablet or phone can be removed with ease, preventing breakages and accidents.

Extreme mats can be found in a green and transparent colouring, allowing you to create a strong non slip surface without the need to lose the aesthetics of the surface you have placed it on or as an easily visible marking solution thanks to its vibrant green colour. Tenura extreme mats are an ideal solution to preventing all movement from objects in the home, on the go or in a workplace and can now be found at a price of £10 per mat!

Tenura Extreme grip mats can be purchased directly through our website along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge.

Tenura anti slip grip strips - Useful in many areas of Daily Life!

Disabilities and Impairments can make everyday tasks much harder. From operating door handles and preparing and cooking food, these tasks can be tiring and genuinely hard to accomplish. Tenuras wide range of daily living aids have been designed to attempt to make these general tasks as easy as possible for people suffering from such impairments and disabilities. Tenura anti-slip grip strips are one such product. This material offers a versatile non-slip grip, which can be applied almost anywhere. We have seen anti-slip grip strips used in many creative ways to make general tasks much easier. This material can be applied almost anywhere and will hold strong around the object it has been wrapped around without the need for an adhesive that could leave a residue.

Door Handles & Knobs

Door handles and knobs can be very difficult to grip and turn, for able-bodied and disabled people. Door knobs especially can be hard to grip due to their shiny surface. This can make going in and out of a room a harder task then it needs to be. By applying anti-slip grip strips, you can create an effective way to make turning door handles and knobs much easier. Simply wrap the grip strip around the door knob covering the majority of its surface. This will make it easier to grip and make going in and out of rooms a simple process once again.

Pots and Pans

Pans, pots and woks can also be difficult to move in any area. Spills and stains can cause injuries and expensive damage. It can cause a mess or severe injury depending on temperatures and the amount of liquid spilt. A non-slip material is an excellent way to help decrease the chances of clumsy mistakes and makes any object easier to hold and move. This materials thin finish will allow you to create a strong non-slip grip without increasing the bulk of the surface area too much. Tenura anti-slip grip strips are highly heat resistant, meaning they can survive on a pan, pot or wok for as long as you need them to.

Cups & Glasses

We all love a good cup of tea, coffee, or fresh juice in the morning, it’s an excellent start to a day and can help wake you up. One thing you never want to accompany your early morning brew is an early morning mess. A slip of the hand or a clumsy mistake while carrying or moving your cup can easily lead to breakages, nasty spills and stains, or injuries. This will all need cleaning or mopping up which isn’t easy for some people. Tenura anti-slip grip strips can help to make a mug, cup or glass much easier to hold onto and decrease the chances of nasty spills, stains and injuries. By wrapping the material around the cups handle, you can minimise the chances of loss of grip as the material will ensure the handle has an enhanced grip.

Food Preparation

Anti-slip grip strips are also very useful to apply to cutlery, utensils and many other items used during food preparation. Preparing food on the chopping board can be a strenuous task for anyone and can lead to an injury very quickly. Anti-slip grip strips can help by creating a firm grip on the handles of knives, forks, spoons and the chopping board bases themselves. This contributes to improving the general grip of these objects and minimise the chances of slips that could lead to injury. One handed Whisking is now possible with anti-slip grip strips. By placing anti-slip grip strips under the bowl and around the whisk handle, you can increase control and comfort.

 

Another product, designed for cutlery handles is Tenura cutlery grips. Cutlery grips can be slipped onto many different kitchen utensils with ease. Once applied, this material will create an enhanced surface area, allowing objects to be handled and used efficiently, without the strain and discomfort some experience when trying to grip small or thin objects.

To view how to use Tenura Anti Slip Grip Strips, you can view our video below:

 

Anti-slip grip strips and many other products Tenura manufacturers are available on the Tenura website, here you can see all information about the products and the current prices we offer.