Extra-soft thermoplastic elastomer improves the ergonomics of Great Grips, a new version of the gripping aid Knobbles. Great Grips help seniors and arthritis sufferers turn doorknobs, faucets, container lids and other slippery and nontactile surfaces. GLS Corp. of McHenry, Ill., supplies Dynaflex 6713 with hardness of only 14 Shore A for this application. Moldrite Products Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., injection molds the TPE in a four-cavity mold. GLS claims the TPE offers easy processing and colorability. Tel. (800) 457-8777 or (815) 385-8500, fax (815) 385-8533, e-mail [email protected]
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