Midland, Michigan -- A hybrid of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and cross-linked silicone rubber earmarked for the wearable electronics market has passed regulations around skin contact, according to their creator Dow Corning.
The company’s TPSiV materials are claimed to combine the durability, abrasion resistance and over-moulding options of TPUs with the softness and resistance to ultraviolet light and chemicals offered by silicone technology.
TPSiV elastomers, said Dow Corning ‘s Gifford Shearer, market development leader consumer electronics, “can be precisely colour-matched” to customer specifications and maintain “excellent, long-lasting aesthetics even for the most demanding wearable device applications.”
Grades TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 were tested according to US Pharmacopeia's General Chapter 88 and ISO 10993-10 guidelines, according to the materials supplier.
This article first appeared on ERJ.com by Patrick Raleigh