Viton™ Fluoroelastomers in Wearables

Innovative Technologies Enabled by Viton™ Fluoroelastomers

Viton™ is the original fluoroelastomer. We have been constantly innovating and partnering with our customers to create outstanding solutions for new product development. To that end, Viton™ fluoroelastomers are now an essential ingredient in a number of wearable technology devices, including virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers, headphones, and smart watches.

As technology advances in these areas, consumers demand more from products regarding comfort, durability, high performance, and convenience. With unparalleled versatility, Viton™ fluoroelastomers provide unique benefits to wearable products that will enable you to create a competitive market advantage.

Viton™ fluoroelastomers help meet customer expectations by offering high durability and excellent cleanability. Additionally, wearable devices made with Viton™ fluoroelastomers are comfortable to wear and resistant to stains. Other properties that make Viton™ fluoroelastomers the right choice for wearable products include:

  • Durable enough to endure user contact
  • Retain flexibility over years of use
  • UV-resistant and superior color retention
  • Pleasing haptics and comfortable feel

Fitness Comes Easy with New Wearables

A new generation of fitness devices and smart watches is motivating people to get out and exercise. As a result, demand for wearables is growing rapidly. According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC's) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, worldwide shipments of wearable devices grew 2.6% year over year during the third quarter of 2023 (3Q23) and reached an all-time high for the third quarter of 148.4 million units.[1]

As the market floods with more and more products, it will be essential that manufacturers identify a strong differentiator to succeed over the competition. One important feature when purchasing a wearable is comfort. With superior flexibility, Viton™ fluoroelastomers help designers create a remarkably comfortable wearable while also offering a range of properties that improve the quality of wearable bands, including:

  • Ability to develop and consistently match colors
  • Resistance to body sweat and oils
  • Resistance to UV light that reduces degradation when used in the sun