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A smooth, luxurious ride isn't just for those of us old enough to drive anymore.The new BABYZEN stroller, manufactured by French company Advanced Baby Concepts (ABC) and Scalea Innovation, has been designed to handle a lifetime of uneven...

October 1, 2010   Canadian Plastics



A smooth, luxurious ride isn’t just for those of us old enough to drive anymore.

The new BABYZEN stroller, manufactured by French company Advanced Baby Concepts (ABC) and Scalea Innovation, has been designed to handle a lifetime of uneven pavements and potholes without disturbing Junior’s nap — thanks in part to a chassis that contains over 80 components molded from DuPont engineering polymers.

Ultra-flat when collapsed, and weighing under 10 kilograms, the BABYZEN incorporates DuPont Delrin acetal resin, Zytel nylon and Zytel HTN PPA for many of its functional and structural parts, providing not just shock resistance but also high strength and stiffness, low wear and low friction performance and good processability.

“Generally, those parts requiring functional performance such as abrasion resistance, low wear and low friction as well as high mechanical strength and rigidity are made with Delrin,” said Laurent Hanen, development consultant at DuPont Performance Polymers. “Components that required a greater emphasis on structural performance — brake pedals, swivels arms of the wheels, the seat-base, footrest and handlebar — are molded from Zytel or, in the case of some gears, Zytel HTN.”

Available in 37 countries across North America, Europe and the Middle East, the BABYZEN had to pass a wide range of product safety tests before being unleashed on new parents — including being pushed over an irregular test surface 72,000 times at a speed of five km/hr.

E. I DuPont Company (Mississauga, Ont.)
www.plastics.dupont.com
905-821-5193


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