Project: Garment hook
The current garment hooks are made of steel and are costly in production. Our customer asked us whether they can be made of plastic? Area of attention is that the plastic hooks can be used alongside the steel ones.
We analysed the use of the hooks and subsequently developed a product in plastic which meets all requirements.
Thanks to the chosen material and production technique the plastic hook is only 1/3 of the weight of the steel hook. The cost of good has been reduced by more than 50%.
By using plastic, also in the bearings, the noise output was reduced significantly compared to the steel model. Apart from the price reduction, the reduction in noise output is a second reason to use these hooks.