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TPE with superior haptics

 

Dryflex Touch is a range of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) designed to give a superior silky feeling and touchably soft sensation. They were also formulated with durability and product aesthetics in mind, with grades that offer vibrant colour options, UV and scratch resistance.

Several series have been developed with properties designed for applications such as wearable technology, wrist straps, consumer electronics, protective cases, cosmetics, grips and packaging.

Key Properties

  • Superior haptics with a silky smooth feel
  • Skin contact compatibility
  • Non-sticky, easy to clean
  • Latex, silicone & PVC free grades are available
  • Range of hardness from 40 to 90 Shore A
  • Adhesion to several substrates including PP, PE, ABS, PC & TPU
  • Includes grades that are produced from raw materials compliant with food contact regulations (food contact statements available on request)
  • 100% recyclable
  • Standard grades are supplied in natural & black, but Dryflex Touch TPEs can easily be coloured
  • Efficient processing via injection moulding & multi-component
  • Good scratch resistance

Product Safety

Alongside functionality & aesthetics, comfort and product safety are also key requirements, particularly for products that are in direct skin contact. For Dryflex Touch TPEs we have considered the following:

Media resistance : Representative Dryflex Touch grades have been tested for resistance to perspiration and various skin products.

Skin compatibility : Representative Dryflex Touch grades have been tested in accordance with ISO 10993-10:2010 for irritation and skin sensitization. They were shown to have no sensitization potential and classified as a non-sensitizer. They have also passed in vitro cytotoxicity tests according to ISO 10993-5:2009.

Food contact : The Dryflex Touch SF1 and SF3 series are produced from raw materials that are compliant with food contact regulations. Food contact statements are available on request.

Typical Applications

Typical applications for Dryflex Touch TPEs include wearable technology, consumer electronics, smartphone and tablet protective cases, wrist straps, grips, cosmetics and packaging. Anywhere you want to add some soft-touch appeal and brand differentiation.

 

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