Technology & Design
Alpine’s universal earplugs are made of the unique AlpineThermoShape™ material. Body heat makes this thermoplastic material softer, allowing the AlpineThermoShape™ to perfectly take on the shape of the ear. This gives the Alpine earplugs a perfect fit, stay into place and making them extremely comfortable.
This unique thermoplastic material is developed exclusively by Alpine and is hypoallergic. Most earplugs with filters on the market are made of silicone. Silicone earplugs are much harder and contain colorants. Because of this silicone earplugs may cause allergic reactions.AlpineThermoShape™ material:
- is hypoallergic
- is silicone free
- is latex free
- does not contain any colorants
- does not cause any allergic reactions
- does not contain any plasticizers
The high quality acoustic filters in all filtered earplugs reduce the volume of sound to a safe level. But each situation requires a different level of protection, so we designed special filter for each purpose. For instance, by wearing PartyPlug earplugs when you go out, you prevent that irritating high pitch noise in your ears. Your music experience as well as the sound quality of the music remains very good. Naturally, you can keep talking to your friends, and no more ringing in your ears.
Red Dot reward
Alpine Hearing Protection has won the Red Dot Award 2015 for the design of its latest earplugs. The jury of this prestigious design price applauded the “high quality and the innovative ability” of the earplugs. Alpine is now permitted to use the coveted quality seal on the SleepSoft, PartyPlug, FlyFit, SwimSafe, Pluggies Kids, WorkSafe and on the MusicSafe Pro and MusicSafe. The hearing protectors will be put on display in the Red Dot Museum in Essen, among previous winners such as Audi, Apple, BMW and Philips.
The Red Dot Award was founded in 1955 and is considered to be the most valuable award for excellent design. In addition, it is the biggest design competition in the world. This year, the jury received almost 5000 submissions from 56 countries. The two product lines of Alpine were both awarded in the category Product Design. According to the press release of the Red Dot organization, ‘the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have displayed incredible performance, meaning that they were rightfully successful in the biggest design competition in the world.’
Alpine is an innovator and leader in quality hearing protection with 25 years of R&D experience. Over the past years, we have done extensive research to innovate and improve the existing design of our hearing protector. It proved to be quite the quest, but the fact that we have won two Red Dot Awards is a direct result of that and I am very happy with it. It also shows that our decision to work with Dutch designers, has been the right one. We are a Dutch company and we wish to show that by using as much Dutch Design for our products as possible.