PC resin helps iPod music play on
iPods or MP3 players will no doubt top the holiday wish lists of a lot of people this season. It's fortunate, then, that dozens of the companies that make protective and stylish covers to safeguard th...
iPods or MP3 players will no doubt top the holiday wish lists of a lot of people this season. It’s fortunate, then, that dozens of the companies that make protective and stylish covers to safeguard these surprisingly delicate devices from being dropped, banged or stepped on have selected Lexan polycarbonate (PC) from Sabic Plastics as a manufacturing component.
Both the SwitchEasy Capsule for iPod Nano and the Xtremity Protective iPod case, for example, are molded from Lexan, which offers toughness, scratch resistance and light weight. Even in those cases made from leather, as with the products from Pacific Design, Lexan is turning up as the material of choice for transparent screen protectors.
According to Sabic Plastics, products made from Lexan resin are usually shatter-resistant. Other physical advantages extend to its resistance to heat, cold, weather, ultraviolet light and flame (UL 94 VO listed).
“This versatile plastic is an excellent candidate for screen protectors, cases, covers and other accessories,” said Bill Russell, Lexan product general manager with Sabic Innovative Plastics. “It’s evident from ads highlighting the resin that manufacturers are benefiting from both Lexan’s performance and ability to create differentiated designs.”
Sabic Innovative Plastics (Pittsfield, Mass.);