egrips® Technology Wins the Product Design and Development Engineering Silver Award

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egrips® technology, a super-grippy, silicone-based material providing users a slip-free grip for their cell phones and PDAs, wins the Product Design and Development Engineering Silver Award.

Flexible Innovations Limited, developer of egrips® technology, announced today at the National Manufacturing Week (booth #2811) that it is awarded the Product Design and Development Magazine’s 10th Annual Engineering Silver Award. The winners were chosen from a list of 40 nominees by the readers of Product Design and Development Magazine. This award honors engineers and the products they design. The contest was open to any design engineering team working in the United States that developed a creative and innovative product sold between September 2003 and August 2004.

egrips® technology is a thin, super-grippy, silicone-based material from which egrips® appliqués are made. egrips® appliqués adhere to cell phones, PDAs, handheld devices, medical assistive devices and sporting equipment, providing a better grip and keeping the device from slipping from your hand or off your console.

Visit Product Design and Development Magazine in booth #2811 during the National Manufacturing Week (http://www.manufacturingweek.com/) in Chicago on March 7-10 to get a free egrips® appliqué and watch an interview with Fred Antonini, developer of egrips® technology.

About egrips®

Flexible Innovations Limited, a leader in development of advanced materials, created egrips® technology, a very thin silicone based product with unique features used to manufacture egrips® appliqués. egrips® appliqués safeguard mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, and other handheld and medical electronic devices from potentionally damaging falls by giving users a better grip. With egrips® appliqués attached, devices don’t slide out of user’s hands or off the edges of slippery surfaces.

For critical applications, such as canes and walkers, egrips® technology provide a more secure firm hold on the device for added safety. The egrips® can also be applied to sporting goods, such as the grips for tennis rackets, the facing for tournament ping pong paddles, golf clubs, and baseball bats; and it provides extra safety on bicycles, motorcycles, Motocross bikes, and scooters. New applications for egrips® technology currently being developed include pistol grips for paintball guns and a super-glide mouse pad for precision cursor control with both optical and non-optical mice. Visit http://www.egrips.com.

About Product Design & Development

Product Design & Development, a product news publication provides comprehensive coverage of new technology, systems, materials and components that design engineers need to be able to complete their design projects and get their designs into production and in the market faster and more economically. Their editors provide product, trend and application information for designing for both the industrial and consumer markets. Design engineers look to Product Design & Development for solutions on designing for the aerospace, automotive, appliance, motion control, medical, industrial automation, robotics, telecommunication, consumer electronics, sports and recreation equipment, marine and toy markets. Visit http://www.pddnet.com.

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