Our Silicone and Plastic Materials

SILICONE - Food-grade silicone is a non-toxic polymer made mostly from sand. With the ability to withstand high temperature heating and freezing without leaching any hazardous chemicals, silicone is a durable and safe material. Silicone is also hypoallergenic, odor and stain-resistant.  With its soft, rubber-like texture, silicone is flexible and resilient! Silicone is also dishwasher safe and very easy to clean.  It can also be sterilized by boiling.

TPE - Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) is a soft, rubber-like plastic that has similar properties to silicone.  It can easily bond with other plastics, where silicone cannot, and offer the added benefits of rubber-like qualities to rigid plastics.

PP - Polypropleyne (PP) is one of the most versatile types of plastic!  It has a high melting point, so it works very well for food containers that can be exposed to high temperatures such as in microwaves and dishwashers.  It is safe, durable and won’t break down when exposed to water, detergents or other acidic or basic substances.  It is lightweight and can withstand lots of stress.  Polypropylene also doesn’t mold or react to bacteria.

Enhanced Biodegradation*

Our plastic tableware for kids is unique in that it features enhanced biodegradation*. Unlike most plastics, Tiny Twinkle tableware will break down at enhanced rates when placed in landfills. All biodegradability tests are conducted by an independent laboratory and are verified and certified by an independent third party.

Being good stewards of the environment is our responsibility—and it’s what sets us apart from other brands.


*ASTM D5511 lab testing. Such lab tests represent optimal conditions and often show faster results than actual landfill conditions. The actual rate of biodegradation in landfills will be slower and more variable, dependent upon actual landfill conditions. Test results do not imply that the product will decompose completely. 
California Notice: California law prohibits the sale of plastic packaging and plastic products that are labeled with the terms ‘biodegradable’, ‘degradable’, or ‘decomposable’, or any form of those terms, or that imply in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade, or decompose in a landfill or other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in or into the State of California, including such sales over the Internet.