Ultramobile notebook housings made of reinforced polycarbonate can be up to 45 per cent thinner. Electronic devices that employ this innovative high-performance plastic can also weigh up to 100 grams less. The material is additionally available in a wide range of colors. And because polycarbonate can be molded in any shape, computer housings can be manufactured in highly sophisticated designs.
Sophisticated designs, high level of safetyInnovative surface textures also become possible, and soft-touch coatings give the electronic devices a satiny-soft feel. The Bayer plastic is also particularly robust and increases safety above all due to its high flame retardance, which makes it especially appropriate for notebooks and other electronic entertainment devices. An attractive feature for manufacturers is that the use of reinforced polycarbonate saves them precious time. A complete housing can be manufactured in less than a minute.
Polycarbonate, which was invented by Bayer more than 60 years ago and has been continuously developed ever since, can also be used in many more applications than just electronic devices. It also makes watching television at home a more pleasant experience. Many of the components in the latest televisions are made of polycarbonate. For example, polycarbonate is used in the diffuser plates that distribute the LED light over the entire monitor to produce a high-quality image.
TV bezels, cover panels and stands are also made of polycarbonate and polycarbonate-based plastic mixtures. The most recent designs include televisions with ultra-thin screens and an elegantly curved, transparent base. This base houses important components and functions as a docking station from which the monitor can be detached. The TV sets are available in high-gloss in many different colors.