It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks — I'm the old dog in this post. And I'll admit it, a few weeks ago I had no idea what a frisket was and how it related to the airbrush and stencil industry … I thought it was some sort of a cracker. So after a little research on Wikipedia I'm up to speed. What started my obsession with friskets you may ask? I recently noticed a lot of traffic coming to our website thanks to our new friends at the Air Brush Forum where the […]
"The employees didn't care for the safety knives — they want to use folding razor blades." No, really, I'm not fabricating this quote — an end-user company actually just emailed me the above statement. If a company doesn't have a dedicated Safety Professional I often have no choice but to work with someone who doesn't have the training, knowledge, or authority to enforce whats right for their organization vs. what's popular internally. Whenever I hear the response, "I gave them to my warehouse guys to see if they like them" it's like the Kiss […]
Since Slice first started in 2008, we have had the honor to work with many amazing artists, designers, and architects. Among the most memorable collaborations was a series of meetings back in late 2008 with Michael Graves – easily one of the most influential architects of all time. Michael Graves was well known for many landmark architectural projects all over the world, including the Humana Building in Louisville, the Clos Pegase Winery in Napa, California, several Disney hotels, and the Washington Monument Restoration project in our Nations Capital. Despite this, he may be better known […]
Thanks to our friends at Penobscot McCrum LLC – Distinctive Potato Products since 1886 – for their great testimonial on Slice ceramic-blade cutting tools. "Thank you for your follow up and exceptional product. My packaging department absolutely LOVES these cutters, always sharp – with NO injuries!" — K. Rockafellow, Penobscot McCrum – Distinctive Potato Products
Everyday we work with Fortune-1000 companies to replace metal blades in their facilities with safer, more cost effective Slice ceramic blades. However, it surprised me to see the traction we've received with our all-metal 100% stainless steel Slice 10420 Scissors — With customers ranging from cheese factories in Wisconsin to pharmaceutical plants in the United Kingdom — and everything in between (including the Museum of Modern Art in New York). What draws them to these freakishly shaped scissors? The simple fact that they're 100% metal with no plastic components, no coatings, and offer […]
A big THANK YOU to Rohan – an 8th grader from HighTechHigh in San Diego — for sharing this amazing artwork he created with the Slice, Inc. Precision Cutter. "We are studying paper cutting and stencil making and I have taken my Slice precision cutter in to work on my pieces. My friends and I love this cutter and one of my friends borrows mine when I am not using it." — Rohan The Slice Precision Cutter is an incredibly SAFE alternative to dangerous craft-style blades – featuring a patented Slice micro-ceramic […]
TI Automotive, a global manufacturer of automotive fluid storage and delivery systems with 23,000 employees at 130 locations in 28 countries, uses Slice to eliminate metal blades from their operations that require opening boxes, removing shrink wrap or tape and breaking down cardboard for recycling. Contact Slice today so we can help you remove metal blades from your facilities, reduce costs and lower the risk of injury.
"(Chevron-Phillips) ordered your product mid last year and trialed it in the plant with great success … you have a very good product here with safety in mind … we are using them for opening boxes, cutting cardboard sheets and cutting open shrink wrap … these are to replace retractable box cutters. Keep up the great work and stay safe." — Brian E., Safety and Training Representative, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company – Performance Pipe
Pelican, the multinational company that designs and manufactures flashlights and cases used in military, law enforcement, fire safety and entertainment, uses SLICE ceramic-blade safety cutters. "We've been very successful in using Slice. Our first preference is to try to engineer out the need for knives at all! Where we do use knives, Slice has worked well. Our Torrance facility is about 90% open steel blade free in production and Slice is a big reason for that." — C. Allen, Director Worldwide EHS, Pelican Products, Inc.
LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is world leader in high-quality products with a unique portfolio of over 60 prestigious brands. Due to the luxury nature of their products, a single damaged item in their distribution channel can equate to thousands of dollars in lost sales. In order to keep their employees safe and reduce the risk of damage in their stocking applications, LVMH turned to Slice. "We changed to using Slice at Louis Vuitton for opening our packages. The less intrusive ceramic blade stays sharp and considerably lessens the opportunity to cut into the package's contents." […]
"Our plants are filled with knives, blades, cutting tools. The safety of our production staff is priority one. After decades of combating cuts on fingers, hands and forearms, we turned to Slice, Inc. for an innovative solution. Enter the (Slice) Pen Cutter with a Ceramic blade. We have gone from weeks in-between cut incidents to months, attaining the best safety record in the nearly three decade history of our plant with 313 accident free days" — John Eric Codispoti, Store Room Manager, Maintenance Purchasing, Intertape Polymer Corp.
BusinessInterviews.com recently interviewed Slice founder TJ Scimone about how Slice helps companies reduce injuries and lower costs with its patented ceramic-blade technology. Check out the interview at BusinessInterviews.com or click here http://www.businessinterviews.com/safety-biggest-motivator-customers
Slice loves quality products and good design — Oakley, Inc. has always been one of our favorites for great design and great products. On a recent trip through Chicago's O'Hare Airport it was nice to see Team Oakley also enjoys the quality products and design of Slice, Inc. Oakley maintains two retail stores inside the secure area of Chicago O'Hare Airport, and what are they using to safely open poly-bags of clothing and shrink-wrapped sunglasses without damaging packaging or product? Why the Slice 00200 Safety Cutter of course! We always carry our 00200 […]
The Slice 00116 Precision Cutter with micro-ceramic blade and the Slice 10518 Ceramic Craft Blades can help you quickly and easily remove dangerous metal blades from your facilities. For shallow cuts use the Slice 00116 Precision Cutter. For those applications that require deeper cutting use the Slice 10513 Ceramic Craft Blades. Check out this great video review of both products below by well known Canadian artist Tracy Moreau #Tracymoreau
Case History : Minigrip Brands is a global leader in re-closable plastic-bag packaging technology, providing packaging solutions since the 1950's. Minigrip previously used regular metal-blade cutting tools to clear jams in their equipment, which damaged their rubber rollers – making them unusable and costing the company a considerable amount of time and money. They recently switched away from dangerous metal blades in favor of Slice ceramic-blade cutting tools, specifically our Slice Mini-Cutter and Pen Cutter, both of which feature safer auto-retractable Slice ceramic safety-blades that last longer than steel and are infinitely safer than metal blades. In addition to […]
Thanks to our friends at Blue Collar Skateboards for this great video showing how they use the Slice micro-ceramic blade Safety Cutter for #CrackandPeel stickers, saving themselves $10k in equipment costs.
Looking for a safer way to open corrugated boxes? Check out the Slice, Inc. 10503 Auto-Retractable Box Cutter featuring a Slice replaceable ceramic blade that lasts up to 10x longer than steel and never rusts. The safest way to cut corrugated cardboard.
Here's a great video from a Slice customer in England using his forklift to demonstrate how tough Slice Box Cutters are —
Slice products are now available for qualified wholesale buying accounts via the Buyers Best Friend (BBF) online portal, founded by gourmet food veteran Joyce Guan and ex-Googler Adam Sah, the brains behind Google Gadgets.
Temptalia, one of the top beauty blogs in the world, recently released their 2012 Editors Choice Awards. Slice is proud to have been chosen for Best Tweezers — beating out the competition, including two-time consecutive winner Tweezerman.
Wow! Slice soft-touch pointed tweezers, designed by Michael Graves, are featured as a "Closet Must-Have" by Vanity Fair magazine. Thanks Vanity Fair
On Monday August 8, beginning at noon Eastern Standard Time and running for 24 hours, we are proud to be featured on Daily Grommet. Daily Grommet is a terrific company with a mission to find unique products and share their stories through video, blog, and an active community discussion.
Thank you to everyone who came by our booth this past week at the Cosmoprof show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a pleasure to make so many new friends and to introduce the new Slice beauty tool products to industry professionals from all over the world. The response was tremendous — and the new Slice tweezers were a big hit!
Slice™ Dual Ceramic Mill now available at Selfrdiges in the United Kingdom. www.Selfridges.com
Slice™ stainless steel scissors by Karim Rashid are now available at MoMA New York, Japan and Korea. www.MoMA.com
The 2010 Pentawards for packaging design was held on 30 September, 2010 in Shanghai. Slice was proud to beawarded the winner of the Gold Pentaward in the Other Markets category. The above picture showcases the ceramic Veggie Peeler and ceramic Grater in the winning packaging.
Slice recently collaborated with famed architect Michael Graves at his Princeton, New Jersey headquarters. The result of more than 24 months of research, design, and development has yielded an extraordinary collection of Slice cutting tools for the beauty market, including cuticle scissors, finger-nail clippers, toe-nail clippers, ceramic nail file, cosmetic pencil sharpener and six styles of precision tweezers. Mr. Graves designs, which are centered on the theme of river-stones, bring a long awaited breath of fresh-air to the beauty segment.