A manual toothbrush is a hand-held brush made out of hard plastic. The toothbrush has soft plastic bristles for cleaning the gums and between the teeth. Manual toothbrushes are manipulated by the person using them, moving the brush up and down over the teeth and gums to remove plaque, food, and debris.
Tools similar/equivalent to a toothbrush have existed as early as 3500 BC, and have been around since then. The following are their benefits (for modern toothbrushes at least!):
Speed control - Manual brushes not only allow for more speed control but also provide users with a greater ability to adjust pressure around areas that are sensitive or painful.
They are customizable – Manual toothbrushes have almost a limitless variation. They are obtainable in a wide range of head sizes: small, medium, and large sizes, and several have a convenient tongue cleaner on the back. They are also available in different grips, angles, lengths, and bristle stiffness, i.e. soft, medium, or hard. They also come in limitless color variations.
Easy to travel with – Manual toothbrushes can be carried in a simple case and there are no concerns about damaging them. They are lightweight and almost unbreakable and easy to travel with.
They are affordable – Manual toothbrushes are available at almost any store and at significantly affordable prices.
Easy to maintain – Unlike electric brushes, they don’t need charging, batteries, or any other accessory.
A preform is an intermediate product that is subsequently blown into a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container. Preforms vary in neck finish, weight, color, and shape, and are specifically designed to meet the needs of customers in different market segments.
Preforms are manufactured from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), so they are called PET preforms. They are produced by RETAL using a highly-accurate injection molding process on equipment from the leading world vendors.
Preform weight depends on the end container’s desired volume. Preforms can be single-layer or multilayer. Barrier preforms provide additional benefits and increased beverage shelf life, thanks to a special layer embedded in several layers of polyethylene terephthalate.
RETAL offers a full assortment of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms for packaging, transporting, and storing drinking water, mineral water, carbonated beverages, juices, nectars, baby food, dairy products, beer, low-alcohol and alcoholic beverages up to 40% abv, edible oil, mayonnaise, ketchup, sauces, household, and cosmetics products
Suspended Floors: All you need to know
What are they?
A PP suspended floor is a ground floor with a void underneath the structure. The floor can be formed in various ways, using timber joists, precast concrete panels, block, and beam systems, or cast in-situ with reinforced concrete. However, the floor structure is supported by external and internal walls. Supports underneath the floor are permanent and include sleeper walls or timber props placed at regular intervals.
Unlike standard ground floor construction, suspended floors are not sitting directly on the ground. This allows airflow and ventilation to prevent the mold and dry rot that would otherwise occur over the damp ground.
However, this airflow can leave the problem of draughts and cold in the house if not insulated correctly. Using insulated Thermofloor panels prevents these draughts and keeps the temperature constant while maintaining airtightness.