The 272 White Comb is made from ULTEM which is a high-strength plastic. It is more flexible than carbon and is static-free, so it does not tangle the hair. It is also heat resistant, so can be sterilised with hot water / steam. Teeth are incredibly smooth so they glide through the hair. The 272 is a medium sized 7.25" long with 1" long teeth. The comb is evenly divided with wide and closely set teeth. The widely spaced teeth allow you to safely detangle wet or difficult hair.