Canadian Plastics

TPEs help protect defibrillators

Defibtech LLC (Guilford, CT) is using thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from GLS Corporation (McHenry, IL) in its Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The TPEs give Defibtech's AEDs a more rugged l...

July 1, 2005   Canadian Plastics



Defibtech LLC (Guilford, CT) is using thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from GLS Corporation (McHenry, IL) in its Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The TPEs give Defibtech’s AEDs a more rugged look-and-feel in both its Lifeline and ReviveR products. This includes greater protection against dropping and a simplified molding of a “grippy” out TPE material for the handle and grip areas on the outer body.

“We wanted to develop a new product with a unique look and since it was to be a hand-held unit for medical lifesaving applications, it had to be small, yet durable and extreamly ‘grippable,'” said Giovanni Meier, vice-president of engineering for Defibtech.

Defibtech LLC 203-453-4507

GLS Corporation 815-385-8500

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