Glossay of Material Terms

Hard plastic. Non-porous, durable, and easy-to-clean and maintain. Many toys have a hard plastic base and are covered with other velvety soft materials. All types of lubricants may be used with hard plastics but be sure to clean well around waterproof seals. ABS products are phthalate-free.

EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
A polymer that is processed like other thermoplastics. It is non-porous, durable, and phthalate-free. Flexible and light weight.

A rubber-like material produced from the sap of a rubber tree. Latex contains varying degrees of allergens, so people with sensitivity should avoid using these products. Latex is phthalate-free. Best with water based lubricant.

PE (polyethylene)
Man-made thermoplastic polymer commonly used in consumer products. It is a durable, non-porous, easy-to-clean, soft, pliable material. All types of lubricants may be used with this material.

POM (polyoxymethylene)
A thermoplastic material engineered for precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction, and excellent stability. POM is a phthalate-free material. All types of lubricants may be used with this material.

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)
A transparent thermoplastic often used as an alternative to glass. A phthalate-free material.

PP (polypropylene)
Man-made thermoplastic polymer often used as an alternative material to ABS plastic that is durable, non-porous, easy-to-clean, and phthalate-free material. All types of lubricants may be used with this material.

PU Cote (polyurethane)
Man-made polymer in varying degrees of hardness or softness. This phthalate-free) material is best used with water-based Toy Lubricants.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
PVC items without this designation are still within the safety standards for non- ingestible materials, and some may contain an anti-bacterial agent. Recommended lubricants are water-based.

SAN (styrene acrylonitrile) and AS (acrylonitrile styrene)
Hard plastic material. Non-porous, durable, and easy-to-clean and maintain. This is a Safe and Pure (phthalate-free) material.

High quality, hygienic, man-made polymer that is non-porous, durable, soft, flexible, pliable, as well as versatile in its applications in toy production, either as a coating, or in a solid molded form. Silicone products are phthalate-free and are available in several different grades from medical to food certified quality. Water-based Lubricant is recommended.

TPR (thermoplastic rubber), TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane)
A class of polymers, the characteristics of which mimic many of those of Silicone – hygienic, soft, pliable, durable, non-porous, Safe and Pure (phthalate free), as well as recyclable. Water based Lubricant is recommended.

Toys with this designation are safe for use in the bath or shower. Do not submerge for long periods of time and take care to thoroughly dry after each use. Remove batteries after each use in water.

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