Applications for thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) in healthcare fields continue to expand.
In a new example, Kraiburg (Waldkraiburg, Germany) says that its TPE is now being used in the earpieces of uvex pheos safety glasses.
"We have been working together with KraiburgTPE successfully for ten years," says Harald Frank, product group manager at uvex. "In the past, we used TPE in our safety spectacles primarily for seals and end elements. Now, for the first time, we have added a soft component to the earpiece. The result is quite attractive and recently even received the iF product design award 2012."