Doc Multi-Use Suction Holder by Radius
Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder with EcoPure
The Radius DOC is a Multi-Use Suction Holder that can be used to hold your toothbrush and other household items. The Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder can suction to any smooth surface. The Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder can hang either vertically or horizontally. The Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder is made with an EcoPure additive that has been shown to biodegrade plastic in biologically active environments, specifically landfills and home composts in accordance with ASTM D5511. The Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder is 100% biodegradable and completely recyclable.
For Your Toothbrush
Perfect for all sizes and styles of toothbrush from children's to electric, the Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder will transform any messy chaos into an organizational delight!
In Your Bathroom
Not just for the toothbrush, the Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder is your everyday bathroom solution to that counter full of make-up brush clutter and that shower littered with perilously balanced razors and wash rags. Hallelujah!
For Your Gadgets
From your iPod and Blackberry to your favorite pen, the Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder will make sure your favorite gadget can stand on their own in the office or home!
For In Your Kitchen
For the quick grab of a dishtowel or the easy stash of a cooking spoon, the Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder is your new kitchen genie come to the rescue!
** The Radius DOC Multi-Use Suction Holder is available in assorted colors of White, Ibis Rose Pink, Vibrant Green, Charcoal Grey, and Bright Purple. Unfortunately, due to manufacturer's restrictions, desired color may not be specified when placing your order. A color will be shipped at random, there will be no choice available on which color you receive. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does it work?
The DOC has a suction base ensured to attach to any smooth surface or wall, opening up a world of possibilities for every need! It can hold your toothbrush either vertically or it can hang from the wall!
*It’s recommended that you moisten the bottom of the DOC with water before sticking to surface to ensure a strong hold.
Can I use it for things other than my Radius toothbrush?
Absolutely! The DOC can be used in any room in your home and office!
In the bathroom it’s great for razors, sponges, hairbrushes and much more!
In the kitchen it can be used to hold a dish towel or spoon. You can even use it to hold your recipe card while cooking so you can read it easily!
In the office the DOC can hold your iPod and Blackberry for hands free music or conference calls.
Some other uses for the Doc:
Use it as a safe spot to hang your car keys so you never lose them again!
Suction to your desk for quick access to your favorite pen!
It’s a great way to hang Christmas lights around your window!
Suction the DOC to your dashboard in your car to hold a map or directions!
In a dorm room space is precious…the DOC would be perfect for any college student!
And the list goes on...
What colors are available for the DOC?
The DOC comes in an awesome variety of colors…white, ibis rose, vibrant green, charcoal grey, and bright purple. When ordering, the colors will be assorted and color choice is not an option.
Is the DOC environmentally friendly like other Radius products?
Of course! The DOC contains an EcoPure biodegradable additive that ensures breakdown in any environment (landfills, composts, commercial facilities etc) and the DOC is 100% recyclable. The DOC is #7 Plastic recycling code.
Can I recycle the DOC packaging?
Yes! The DOC packaging is recycled PP which is a #1 recycling code. As with everything recyclable, it differs from community to community whether or not they accept certain items. Call your local municipality/township and ask whether they will recycle all codes.
Animal Testing - are Radius products animal tested?
Radius does not do any testing on animals. Radius requires statements from all of their suppliers that they do not do any testing on animals.
Child Labor - does Radius have a viewpoint?
Radius has signed all of the manufacturing protocols associated with the prevention of the use of child labor. Radius' own manufacturing facilities are in the USA and they have strict policies on the age of employees.
Before Radius embarks on making a new product, they put the concept through an evaluation to make sure that they are not just making some more landfill in the name of progress.
- The design has to work well and enrich the lives of their customers.
- It has to last long enough to amortize the investment of resources in its manufacture.
- Has to be based on good science and research.
Radius products are designed to last a long time - usually two to three times longer than regular, similar products from other manufacturers.
Packaging is a field that is in permanent evolution. Radius started in 1983 with a simple cardboard folding box, but soon discovered that customers ripped open the box to see the color and shape of the product inside. Radius moved to clear plastic folding boxes - no opened boxes but the carton became plastic trash, once opened.
In 1992 Radius started manufacturing plastic boxes that doubled as packaging to sell and ship in as well as a container to carry your Radius product in on trips or protect it in the bathroom. These containers had a long and useful life before being recycled. The unique problem was that many customers have complained about having multiple Radius travel cases, picked up over the years. The plastic box, although recyclable, was also heavy and consumed a lot of fuel in shipping.
In 2005 Radius started investigating lighter packaging and the potential of plant based plastics. The amount of freight used in distribution of Radius products represents a major part of its energy use profile. A decision was made to change to a new type of package, called a mock clamshell. The clear plastic front is very light and the card can be made from recycled materials.
Radius planned on using NatureWorks PLA, a 100% corn based, compostable plastic for the front panel. Thus far, Radius does not have the durability required for a package that sells from a store shelf. NatureWorks assures Radius that they will have this achieved very shortly and Radius will make the final step in their attempt to make more environmentally responsible packaging.
Radius tries to make their product design and their packaging part of a continuous project. They have attempted to make sense out of the needs to protect a product during shipping and in its sales location. Source reduction is a major philosophical component of Radius' design approach.
- Products are designed to last longer.
- Where products have relatively short lives, Radius makes them as small and as light as possible.
- Packaging – an unavoidable millstone – can be re-used, as in a travel case - or is very light and recyclable.
- Radius works with their major customers to reduce all shipping materials.
Radius makes all of its own products - they recycle all imperfect products and produce no waste materials. Radius controls all the materials to ensure that no heavy metals or carcinogenic substances could be part of the product. Radius does not test on animals and insist that all of their material suppliers do not. Radius' factory is recycled and started its life as the Haeffner-Dietrich Mill in Pennsylvania's Hex country circa 1863.
Radius is commited to making environmentally friendly products - their rules are:
- Make their own products and know how much energy is expended on them.
- Control the material inputs to ensure that their products contain pure and responsibly resourced materials.
- Use renewable resource materials whenever possible.
- Make products that last a long time.
History & Manufacturing
Radius was founded on the Caribbean island of Tortola. James O'Halloran and Kevin Foley were architects who were fascinated by the idea of a functional and enjoyable toothbrush. They were appalled at the small head, hard toothbrushes of the day. Research indicates that the major problem in oral hygiene is that of compliance - people don't use toothbrushes for long enough and tend to keep their toothbrush for too long. Dentists believe that with diligence - teeth and gums could be perfectly maintained for a lifetime. The average brushing time is from 31 to 65 seconds, depending on age or sex. The average toothbrush is thrown away after 10 months. Radius aimed to make the toothbrush comfortable, enjoyable and effective. With a mass of very soft bristles, a large head area for low pressure brushing and a comfortable handle, this toothbrush would let you brush lightly and accurately.
Show me the Deep End! - Manufacturing in Kutztown
By 1988, James and Kevin wanted to control their own manufacturing and bought Beck’s Mill in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The 20,000 square foot mill, built in 1863, was restored into a very beautiful workplace, where all Radius toothbrushes are manufactured.
All through the New York years, Radius had been unhappy about other people making their toothbrush. Eventually this was the principal force that drove James and Kevin to Kutztown and to manufacture their own products. Machines were bought, bristling equipment installed, a variety of English and Belgian mechanics were sent over to tune and set up these machines. James became No. 1 manufacturing guru - Radius was in the manufacturing business and controlled its own destiny.
This decision was serendipitous – making toothbrushes is very complicated, knowledge of the process, viewed from the design standpoint, helps in creating new andinnovative solutions to the age-old problem of cleaning your teeth. Without this background James and Kevin would not have been able to develop the Scuba, Intelligent or Folding toothbrushes. The travel cases, a sizeable part of Radius' business, came from the packaging research that James and Kevin did in their own factory. Radius has become very energy conscious as a company, decisions on machine type have repercussions on energy use – their most recent machines use one quarter of the energy of the first generation. Radius has reduced water consumption by a factor of 20 in the last five years.