Cri-Tech leverages our experience designing elastomers to perform in harsh chemical and high temperature environments to develop contamination-free colored compounds for high use consumer products including wearable applications where comfort and long life are required.
Cri-Tech materials can be found in:
- Watch bands
- Smart wearable device wristbands
- Health and fitness tracker.
FKM Enhances Wearability
Fluoroelastomers (FKM) are synthetic rubbers that have become a proven choice for premium wearable products because of their unique properties. As a more dense material, they offer superior look and feel characteristics compared to silicones and urethanes. FKM properties include:
- Chemical and stain resistance to sweat, skin oils, food and beverage
- Durability and abrasion resistance
- Color stability
- Odor resistance
- Ozone resistance to cracking
- Colorability – wide range of colors available. Learn more about Cri-Tech Color Development.
- Selected Cri-Tech compounds have been tested for ISO 10993 biocompatibility.*
Custom Solutions for your Wearable Application
Because wearable products are exposed to an assortment of chemicals and environments, different formulations may be required to address criteria for stain resistance, feel and color durability.
We work closely with our customers to understand these performance criteria and we respond quickly to meet the ever-changing trends and needs of our customers in the consumer market.
To discover more about Cri-Tech materials solutions for your wearable application, contact us today!
Cri-Tech is a member of the Wearable Technologies Alliance.
*Select Cri-Tech molded compounds have been tested by an independent certified laboratory in accordance with ISO 10993 for biocompatibility. The molded materials were shown to be non-cytotoxic and did not cause skin irritation or sensitization under specified test methods. Because Cri-Tech makes no representation or warranty about the safety or suitability of any of our materials for any specific application, customers should perform their own evaluation of Cri-Tech compounds when used in customers’ manufacturing processes and/or finished products. All sales are subject to the limited express warranty and other terms stated in Cri-Tech’s sales contract with its customers. Always consult the Safety Data Sheet applicable to Cri-Tech’s product prior to use.