Wearables

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Who Can Use Our Products?

You’re working out and your earbuds keep slipping, or your glasses are slipping down your nose. nanoGriptech’s® Setex GeckoGrip® material provides a surface treatment solution that increases coefficient of friction by more than 100% in wet and oily conditions!

Product Applications

Eyewear

Setex GeckoGrip nose pads, nose bridges & temple tips support multi-directional traction with comfort. No matter how sweaty you get, and which direction you move or bounce, your glasses will stay perched in the same spot! Setex GeckoGrip nose pads can be rinsed to return to their pristine gripping condition!

The Technology

Elastomeric polymers which have been converted into nanoGriptech Setex GeckoGrip structures demonstrate up to 3X the coefficient of friction on wet, sweaty, and oily skin. For such materials, nanoGriptech developed and patented a method to produce injection molded (or other molding process) micropatterned tooling surfaces which enable our customers to mass-produce molded parts with friction enhancing Setex GeckoGrip surfaces using the same materials, processes and vendors they currently use. Additionally, emerging devices, such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) eyewear, need to be secured on the user’s face to optimize user experience.

Elastomers which have been molded into nanoGriptech Setex™ structures

Earbuds, Fitness Bands, Game Controller Grips

Earbuds slip out. Activity tracking bands slide, distorting data from biometric sensors. Videogame controller grips become sweaty and slick. Those occurrences are examples of problems that Setex GeckoGrip can solve.

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Coefficient of Friction to Synthetic Skin

The Technology

nanoGriptech can treat the molding tool's surface so that the resulting molded part is produced with high friction microfibers on the surface, directly integrated with, and made from the same material as, the part. These microfiber molded parts, using custom plastics, gain a significant increase in the coefficient of friction, typically over 200% to skin in wet and oily conditions. nanoGriptech has demonstrated the ability to mold its high friction Setex GeckoGrip microfibers from a wide range of polymer chemistries and hardness including TPU, TPO, Nylons, PC/ABS, TPE, SEBS and silicones.