PolyOne GLS unveils new TPE series for consumer electronics
This conceptual design for a “smart”
watch incorporates VersaflexCE in the wrist bands.
PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers today unveiled Versaflex CE TPE products tailored for consumer electronics applications.
“Our wide range of innovative technologies allow us to provide targeted performance for distinctive electronics applications,” said Charles Page, global marketing director for PolyOne GLS, “and we continue to develop new solutions that address the needs of the fast-moving and rapidly expanding consumer electronics sector.”
The Versaflex CE portfolio of standard and custom-formulated TPEs offers consumer electronics designers a combination of performance, visual appeal and physical aspects, including:
Sensory attributes: Designers can combine outstanding aesthetics, such as silky-smooth soft feel, with colour and texture.
Durability: The new TPEs provide very good chemical and UV resistance for durable components along with a lush feel.
This new materials address several challenges of today’s designers, including desirable haptics for high-end phone and tablet cases and excellent vibration-damping properties to improve device performance and comfort in use. The portfolio is ideally suited to applications such as electronic wristbands, “smart” watches and mobile devices.
Versaflex CE also supports more sustainable manufacturing because it bonds to PC/ABS and other substrates during moulding without adhesives. In addition, these materials can help to lower systems cost by reducing scrap and accelerating throughput of materials during processing.
PolyOne is featuring Versaflex CE solutions for the consumer electronics industry this week at IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) Conference2013, 21-24 August, Chicago, IL, USA, stand #400.