CHICAGO—PolyOne Corp.'s GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers business has targeted electronic applications for growth by creating a TPE that it said improves an electronic device's performance, design and appeal.
The TPE, called Versaflex CE, was introduced in time for the Industrial Designers Society of America's annual conference in Chicago in late August. The product, the company said, bonds to polycarbonate and ABS blends used frequently on consumer electronics, and it also resists scratches and chemicals such as sunscreen that frequently come in contact with phones, watches and music players.
The company claims Versaflex CE also improves a product's aesthetics, giving the device a smooth feel.
The company's previous TPEs are used on cell phone cases and other electronic gadgets. It said this new technology is suited to applications such as electronic wristbands, smart watches and mobile devices.
PolyOne Corp. provides specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.
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