The astrospec - an uvex classic safety glass design from the 90s, is reborn in an all-new design. Its predecessor retains the original lines, while supplementing the product with all the functions required for modern safety glasses: A frame from KRAIBURG TPE made of COPEC® ensures secure holding without pressure spots and keeps it velvety-soft for the wearer and holder.
The new astrospec 2.0 involved processing high-tech materials into a set of safety glasses, which combine innovative functionality with unmatched standards of safety. The flexible safety glasses frame employs the COPEC® Thermoplastic Elastomers from the specialist manufacturer KRAIBURG TPE. They remain firmly in place, on any face, while retaining a silky-smooth feeling against the skin, for unbeatable wearer comfort. The frame also features triple adjustment, while the glasses can be folded flat together after use.
Eyes are protected using a flattened curve wraparound lens made of polycarbonate and with built-in side protection. The lens coating prevents fogging and scratching. Finally, a ventilation system keeps the climate comfortable for eyes while preventing any risk of liquids or foreign bodies entering into the eye area.
COPEC®: Offers unbeatable feel and repels dirt
COPEC® is processed as part of dual-component injection molding with polycarbonate (PC). A production approach which simplifies manufacturing, slashes cycle times and eliminates the need for additional work procedures. The material resists dirt and withstands the everyday external stresses to which it is exposed – including UV radiation as well as skin oils and lubricating greases. It is also totally harmless to the wearer of the glasses: TPE is free of all latex, PVC and heavy metals. Moreover, COPEC® is also recyclable. KRAIBURG TPE has its own in-house coloristic division, to get the color of the material exactly as the customer wants. Further advantages of TPE compounds include the ease of coloring they allow and their excellent color stability.
UVEX and KRAIBURG TPE joined forces to collaborate as early as the astrospec 2.0 predecessor, as well as on many other projects. This was also the case for the pheos safety glasses, which were honored with the German Design Award in 2013.