A new E-Go line of laptop computers focuses on upscale, image-enhancing designs including leather and fabric covers. The product is to be introduced in October, probably in Europe.
Tulip Distribution International Holding BV and enclosure developer Inclosia Solutions are collaborating to blend elements of fashion and design in E-Go computers.
Inclosia, a business unit of Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co., provides its high-volume EXO overmolding system to incorporate fabrics, leathers, woods and metals on electric devices.
Separately, Inclosia is expanding its EXO line with Mix technology, which can overmold two or more luxury materials.
``EXO Mix extends the possibilities for designers to address multiple-material trends like wood and metal combinations in automotive interior, wood inlay combinations in furniture, and leather and suede combinations in fashion accessory,'' said Tom Tarnowski, Inclosia global business manager. The technology also allows processors to use fewer manufacturing steps.
TDIH, based in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, sells and distributes Tulip NV-brand products in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom and Italy.
E-Go was formed to develop the laptop line. Tulip NV of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, owns 26 percent of E-Go; TDIH, 20 percent; and private investors, 54 percent.
Principals disclosed the business developments at the CeBIT show, held March 10-16 in Hanover, Germany, and CTIA Wireless 2005, sponsored by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, held March 14-16 in New Orleans.