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Setex Grip

Setex Grip materials provide more than 240% grip improvement in slick conditions, especially for items in contact with skin. Key applications include eyewear, earbuds, socks, sports gloves, sports equipment and any moldable surface that touches skin.

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Setex Grip

Setex Grip provides one of the best gripping/friction material solutions for product designers and manufacturing engineers who are looking for alternatives in wet and oily conditions. Currently available as a custom solution, Setex Grip is available in a wide range of materials and can be integrated with products through in-mold designs for injection molded parts.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Attributes and Benefits include:

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Range of Materials Supported: As a geometric design that is imparted on a material, Setex Grip enables high friction capabilities on textiles, plastics (bulk or film), elastomers and more — even as an in-mold design.

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Range of Materials Supported: As a geometric design that is imparted on a material, Setex Grip enables high friction capabilities on textiles, plastics (bulk or film), elastomers and more — even as an in-mold design.

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Customizable Performance: Setex Grip can be designed with varying grip or friction strengths to fit your application’s needs.

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Dry/Residue-Free: Setex Grip is completely dry, providing amazing gripping or friction without the stickiness and residue of chemically treated pads.

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Comfort: Setex Grip can be tailored to a variety of materials and forms, eliminating the abrasive feel of sandpaper pads and other rough materials.

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Low Profile/Conformable: Setex Grip can be made film-thin and conform to a wide range of shapes.

The Science

Setex Grip is a high friction microfiber surface inspired by the microscopic hairs, or setae, of a gecko’s foot that can be incorporated into apparel or injection molded parts.

The material retains around 60%-70% of its original friction in wet and oily conditions. Competing materials, such as rubber, can lose 90% of their friction when exposed to wet/oily conditions.

Setex Grip is available in sheet form with a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) backing for incorporation onto textiles for sporting apparel applications.

The material can be incorporated onto molding tool’s surface, so the resulting molded part is produced with high friction microfibers on the surface, directly integrated and made from the same material as the part.

Setex Technologies has demonstrated the ability to mold its high friction Setex Grip microfibers out of a wide range of polymer chemistries and hardness including TPU, TPO, Nylons, PC/ABS, TPE, SEBS and silicones.

Setex Grip

Setex Grip for Apparel

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Setex Grip for Injection Molded Parts

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Get a grip on your product design and manufacturing processes by partnering with Setex Technologies.