As the saying goes: steel watches with steel bands, gold watches with gold bands, what should smart watches and smart wristbands be matched with? In recent years, the smart wearable market demand has been expanding, according to the latest CCS Insights data report shows that in 2020, the shipment of smartwatches was 115 million, and the shipment of smart wristbands was 0.78 billion. Sizable market prospects make a lot of domestic electronic manufacturers have joined the smart wearable device industry, a variety of materials such as silicone, TPU, TPE, fluoroelastomer, and TPSIV and other materials are endless, each of which has outstanding characteristics at the same time, there are also following shortcomings:
Silicone material: needs to be sprayed, The spraying surface is easily damaged to affect the touch, easy to stain the gray, short service life, and has low tear strength, while the production cycle is longer, the waste can not be recycled, and so on;
TPU material: strong plasticity (high hardness, low-temperature hardness) easy to break, poor UV resistance, poor yellowing resistance, difficult to remove the mold, long molding cycle;
TPE material: poor dirt resistance, rapid decline in physical properties as the temperature rises, easy precipitation of oil-filled, plastic deformation increases;
Fluoroelastomer: The surface spraying process is difficult to operate, affecting the feel of the substrate and the coating contains organic solvents, the coating is easy to wear and tear off, dirt resistant with the destruction of the coating deterioration, expensive, heavy, etc.;
TPSiV material: no spraying, high body feeling, anti-yellowing, low hardness, injection molding, and other advantages, but lower strength, high cost, unable to meet the material requirements of smartwatches, etc.
However, Si-TPV vulcanizate thermoplastic silicone-based elastomers material take into account several aspects of performance, efficiency, and comprehensive cost, with high efficiency, high quality, and high cost-effective advantages, effectively overcoming the shortcomings of mainstream materials in actual production and use, and is superior to TPSiV in terms of the high body feel stain resistance and high strength.
1. Delicate, soft, and skin-friendly touch feeling
Smart wear as the name suggests is long-term direct contact with the human body of smart products, watch bands, and bracelets in the process of long-term wear of comfortable touch is very important, delicate, soft, and skin-friendly is the selection of the material to bear the brunt of the concern. Si-TPV vulcanizate thermoplastic silicone-based elastomers material has an excellent delicate soft skin-friendly touch, without secondary processing, to avoid the coating brought about by the cumbersome processing procedures as well as the coating fall-off impact on the sense of touch.
2. Dirt-resistant and easy to clean
Smartwatches, bracelets, mechanical watches, etc. use metal as the strap, which often adheres to stains during long-term wear and is difficult to wipe clean, thus affecting the aesthetics and service life. Si-TPV vulcanizate thermoplastic silicone-based elastomer material has good dirt resistance, is easy to clean, and has no risk of precipitation and adhesion during long-term use.
3. Easy coloring, rich color options
Si-TPV vulcanizate thermoplastic silicone-based elastomers material series elastomer material passes the color fastness test, is easy to color, can be two-color or multi-color injection molding, has rich color choices to meet the trend of smart wear, and is personalized. To a large extent, it gives consumers more choices and increases their desire to buy.
4. Bio-insensitive, safe and environmentally friendly
Safety is one of the key elements of smart wear, Si-TPV vulcanizate thermoplastic silicone-based elastomers material series is biologically non-allergenic and has passed skin irritation tests, food contact standards, etc., which effectively ensures the safety of long-term wear. In addition, there is no need to add any harmful solvents and plasticizers in production, and after molding, it is odorless and non-volatile, featuring low carbon emission, and low VOC, and is recyclable for secondary use.
Si-TPV vulcanizate thermoplastic silicone-based elastomers material series Modified silicone elastomer/Soft elastic material/soft overmolded material is an innovative approach for manufacturers of smartwatch wristbands and bracelets that require unique ergonomic designs, safety, and durability. It is an innovative approach for manufacturers of smart bands and bracelets that require unique ergonomic design, safety, and durability. In addition, it is also widely used as a replacement for TPU-coated webbing, TPU belts, and other applications.
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