Speedo has over 85 years experience making swim wear and equipment. The customer is always at the forefront of their mins when producing new products.
Speedo’s goggles range is spilt into the following segments:
A tough material which is available in a variety of translucent colours and come be easily curved when hot - ideal properties for the lenses in SpeedoBioFUSE and SoftFrame goggles.
Developed as a synthetic alternative to rubber, TPR contains no natural rubber (latex). Now used as the comfortable frame/seal in the majority of our SoftFrame range, and in all SpeedoBioFUSE goggles.
Similar to TPR in most ways, certain grades of TPE differ in their chemical construction which can make them more suited for bonding to other plastics.
A flexible, elastic material with good wear resistance, Used in numerous products, from show soles to skateboard wheels.
Commonly available in two variants; High Density (HDPE) and Low Density (LDPE). High density variants can be processed to flexible, whereas low density compositions tend to be semi-rigid with very low levels of water absorption. Both variants show good chemical resistance making them ideal for use in chlorinated pools.
One of the first widely available plastics, and still widely used in everyday products. PVC is available as a rigid or flexible material in a wide variety of colours.
A tough yet flexible material (call ‘semi-rigid’ in the plastics’ world), the chemical properties of PP mean it can be engineered to bond with other types of plastic. For this reason it is used as the structural plastic in SpeedoBioFUSE equipment.
Sharing many of its properties with rubber, EVA is ofter used in shoe soles due to its flexibility and high friction coefficient.
Natural rubber is brittle and can be easily torn. In processes or refined forms such as vulcanised rubber or latex, the material becomes much more elastic and so suited for use in swim caps.
Used as the base material for many of our swim caps, goggle seals and straps. The variant of silicone is a solid block of materials in its base form, and is processed using pressure and heat to give an end product which is soft, flexible and elastic. Silicone is often a good material for people with sensitive skin.
The best grade of silicone in our product range, it is used for seals and straps on certain SpeedoBioFUSE goggles and in our premium scuba products. Liquid silicone is a refined, more expensive grade of silicone and is injection moulded to produce very precise components. Its composition and soft feel make it a choice for people with sensitive skin.
SpeedoBioFUSE and SoftFrame goggles are fitted with CP lenses and feature Anti-Fog Ultra technology.
In standard lens Anti-Fog coating is applied to the surface of the lens. On Speedo goggles with Anti-Fog Ultra the hydrophobic solution is impregnated into the lens. This technology is superior to standard Anti-Fog lenses as the hydrophobic layer cannot e accidentally wiped off over a long period of use, or by a sharp object.
Phthalates are added to PVC to make it soft and pliable. In some poor-quality products which use inferior PVC the levels and types of phthalates used can be dangerous. PVC is only for Speedo armbands, and is tested to meet strict requirements - in addition to any legal standards Speedo also conform to Pentland Brands Restricted Substances Policy, which is often more stringent! Furthermore, all appropriate products comply to the newly introduced EU Directive 76/769 EEC which control the levels of phthalates allowable in children’s products.