EVONIK

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May 18, 2018

High-Performance Plastics for Kid’s Eyewear

Producers of high-performance plastics, EVONIK demonstrates expertise in polymer design with children’s glasses that are lightweight, colorful and designed for safety. Exhibited for the first time at MIDO this Spring, the frames combine TROGAMID® Terra, a transparent, microcrystalline biopolyamide, and VESTAMID® Care, a medically approved polyamide 12 elastomer—for unlimited freedom in design with uncompromising safety and health.

“Our portfolio of high-performance plastics offers glasses manufacturers an innovative variety of materials geared toward today’s trends in the optical industry—in terms of aspects like design, weight, or quality,” says Tina Huang from Evonik’s Consumer Goods Market Segment.

The inner frame and nose pads of the glasses were designed with VESTMID® Care ME, a polyether block amide (PEBA) that weighs very little and is unusually soft to the touch, which maximizes comfort for the wearer. “When we selected the materials, we switched over to a medical product class, because we also wanted the inner frame of the glasses to prevent injury and slippage—two properties that are especially important in children’s glasses,” says Eric Chen, General Manager from Chinese eyewear manufacturer Hwa Mao Optical (Xiamen). This application was developed and implemented as part of a cooperation between Evonik and Hwa Mao Optical (Xiamen, China). Hwa Mao Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd., established in 1996, specializes in manufacturing a wide variety of eyewear products.

www.evonik.com / www.trogamid.de

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