PolyOne Corp.'s GLS thermoplastic elastomers unit says its Versaflex CE 3620 compounds have met all ISO 10993-10:2010 testing requirements with no signs of skin irritation.
It said the results should provide confidence to designers creating products for the wearable consumer electronics segment.
“Recent industry recalls and consumer concerns in the wearable electronics market have heightened the need for materials that do not cause irritation when in contact with the skin. Several Versaflex CE materials have been used in wearable electronics applications without irritation for a number of years, and the recent ISO testing results underscore this track record,” the Avon Lake, Ohio-based company said in a news release.
Characteristics of the Versaflex CE range of TPEs include: a silky smooth feel; strong chemical and UV light resistance; and vibration-damping qualities to enhance device performance and end user comfort.