Winner 2019 Category: Product




Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH

2K Lightweight Handle

Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH developed a thick-walled ergonomic handle with soft-touch surface by combining co-injection molding and foam injection molding. Compared to the state of the art handle, where a compact carrier is overmolded by a compact soft-touch component (2-step-process), the developed production method is a 1-step process. Furthermore, the core component is foamed. This leads to up to 50 % weight reduction compared to the state of the art. Thus, less material is used, which leads to economical and ecological advantages.