Thermoplastic elastomer adds to the aesthetics of safety spectacles, providing touch softness and adhesion to permit freedom of design.
Uvex Winter Holding GmbH & Co. KG of Fürth, Germany chose Thermolast K compounds from Kraiburg TPE Gmbh & Co. KG because of weather resistance, scratch resistance and because they are free of phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
“We have been working with Kraiburg TPE successfully for 10 years already, “ stated Uven product manager Harald Frank in a news release. “In the past we used TPE in our safety spectacles primarily for seals and end elements. Now for the first time, we have a soft component for the earpiece,” he explained.
The safety spectacle is made in a two-component molding process. The TPE adheres well to the acetal main body, using specific conditions.
The goal of Uvex engineers was to create lightweight safety spectacles with a sport design and optimal protection and comfort. The resultant Pheos spectacles have won European design awards.
Kraiburg is based in Waldkraiburg, Germany.
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