Salina, Kansas – Polyurethanes played a key role in the design and development of a novel beard grooming product that looks like a cross between a comb and a set of knuckle dusters. Fully Bearded’s Knuckled Comb has been eight months in gestation, and a Kickstarter campaign was running through August 2016.
Although the prototype work was carried out with polyurethane, Dustin Keiswetter, one of the design team behind the comb, says the finished product will be made from a thermoplastic acetal resin, as the polyurethane was too expensive.
“We liked the fact that we could create thicker regions on the mould with urethane, but the cost was too high for this type of product,” he said. “We had to redesign it slightly for the thermoplastic.”
“This was a side project I did as a Christmas present last year for some friends,” Keiswetter said. “We’re looking to raise $25,500 and production is ready to start as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is successful.”