ERJ staff report (PRW)
By PRW Staff
PolyOne, the US additives group, has announced it would set up its GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers for growth in the consumer electronics market with a new blend designed to stand up to the wear and tear of highly-used products.
Versaflex CE, introduced in time for the Industrial Designers Society of America's annual conference in Chicago last month, bonds to polycarbonate and ABS blends used frequently on consumer electronics. It also resists scratches and chemicals such as sunscreen that frequently come in contact with phones, watches and music players.
“If you pay $800 (€610) for a device, you want it to still look good in six months’ time,” said Charles Page, global marketing director for PolyOne GLS, in an interview at the conference.
Previous versions of the company's TPEs already are used on mobile phone cases and other gadgets that are part of the electronics industry.
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