Elobau: Operating armrest pilot project

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Pilot project: Industrialised eco-design of an operating armrest

Elobau stands for innovative, sustainable products and state-of-the art system solutions. A renewable, biodegradable raw material was needed for a pilot project whose objective was to develop a new type of operating armrest. The underlying question being asked here was “What if we ran out of plastic tomorrow?”

And the best answer? karuun®.

karuun® surfaces run the entire length of the operating armrest, housing the controls and protecting the electronics. The built-in stainless steel frame guarantees stability, while karuun® sees to the charming good looks – and a good feeling for people and the environment.

“Having both materials clearly on show makes for an independent, striking and new design. With its lightness and its lines, we have created a new type of operating armrest that will stand out from the status quo in a sustainable way.”
Max Kromer, Elobau

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