WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, Avon Lake, Ohio, has launched a new portfolio of standard and custom-formulated Versaflex CE TPE alloys for consumer electronics. Versaflex CE offers a soft, silky-smooth feel, along with excellent chemical and UV resistance . According to the company, its new TPE technology delivers desirable haptics for high-end phone and tablet cases and excellent vibration-damping properties to improve device performance and comfort. The new grades also reportedly bond easily to PC/ABS and other substrates during molding without adhesives. Applications targeted include electronic wristbands, “smart” watches, and mobile devices.
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