Case Study: Classic Knife Now Dishwasher Safe
A manufacturer of hand-crafted aluminum handled kitchen knives
sought to expand its product line with dishwasher-safe handles. For
functionality and brand identity, it was important to maintain the
weight, style and feel of the traditional handle.
WHAT WE DID
In collaboration with material suppliers, Rolco researched resin
options to formulate
a material that would have the same specific
gravity as aluminum. Creative
prototype tooling and use of a heavy-weight
resin made it possible for the customer
to test the updated model
and confidently move forward with production. Learn more about Polymer-Metal Composites.
Brand identity is intact, sales are strong, and the new knives
well-received by customers. Production is now less labor-intensive.
Rolco has implemented dock-to-dock transportation
to ship knife blades to the Rolco facility and molded utensils to
the customer for finishing. This eliminates two days of transit time