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Hi,

I am wondering what the best material would be to use as a wristband for young children. It needs to fully enclose a PCB enclosure, probably by overmolding. It also needs a high quality look and feel, non transparent and colorable and printable (logos/graphics). For reference, check Disney's Magicband:

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This is overmolded TPU, and meant to be worn only for a few days and then disposed of. I am wondering if this material would also be suited for more long term use, mechanically (take into account biting/chewing) but also hygienically. Is there another interesting material besides TPU, maybe a high strength silicone grade?

Any tips greatly appreciated!

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Things like the Nike fuel band use TPE if I'm not mistaken...although if it can be chewed on I would be nervous about any kind of overmolded flex.


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Nike fuelband is TPE from GLS corp. COntact them they can answer these questions

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Food grade silicone might be a good option to investigate - products for kids and pets are becoming very strictly controlled via the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
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Re: Kids Wristband - Best Material for Overmolding

Postby mike1 » September 20th, 2016, 1:57 am


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ralphzoontjens wrote:Hi,

I am wondering what the best material would be to use as a Cheap wristband for young children. It needs to fully enclose a PCB enclosure, probably by overmolding. It also needs a high quality look and feel, non transparent and colorable and printable (logos/graphics). For reference, check Disney's Magicband:

Image

This is overmolded TPU, and meant to be worn only for a few days and then disposed of. I am wondering if this material would also be suited for more long term use, mechanically (take into account biting/chewing) but also hygienically. Is there another interesting material besides TPU, maybe a high strength silicone grade?

Any tips greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Ralph


Best material for Wristbands is Natural Rubber.


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