Waldkraiburg, Germany — German materials firm Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co KG partnered with BeauGen LLC to design Perfect Latch, a new product for breast-feeding mothers.
Perfect Latch acts as a cushion between the breast pump and the mother's skin to make it more comfortable to pump and to protect sensitive skin areas.
BeauGen needed a natural material that would be U.S. Food and Drug Administration-compliant as well as flexible and extremely soft. The challenge was to find a material with an extremely low Shore durometer value and high elongation at its breaking point. In addition, the material had to be colorable.
The company used Kraiburg's Thermolast K, which can be produced in small quantities and variously colored.