What are the issues driving hand-tool?-www.chinabestop.comâ€œI canâ€™t think of a product(hand tools,hammer,screwdriver) that hasnâ€™t changed in the last 50 years,
although some categories rotate faster than others,â€
says Bruno Niklaus, vice president of global marketing for Unger Enterprises Inc., Bridgeport, Conn.
In the case of hand tools, the driving force for change has always been to make cleaning easier.
Handles that quick-connect to multiple hand tools reduce the number of items a janitor must cart around,
materials â€” especially plastic â€” allow designers to fashion specific hand tools(floral hand tools,plier,hammer) for unique jobs.
These materials have changed the design of mops, brooms and brushes, for example.
Similarly, over the years, hand tools have had to be adapted to better accommodate the cleaning products
they attach to or the chemicals they dispense.
â€œIn recent years, thereâ€™s been much more variability in fibers and materials,
which allows different hand tools(hammer,knife,plier) to be designed and developed for more specific tasks,â€
says Reneau Van Landingham, industrial design manager for Rubbermaid, Winchester, Va.
â€œA variety of materials allows for a wider range of applications.
Youâ€™re not going to use the same broom for sweeping a tile floor as you would a parking lot.â€