Making the case for polycarbonate in healthcare settings
Beam Mobile offers durable cases that provide protection for mobile devices in healthcare settings. These cases come with a swappable battery to extend device life for long shifts without the need to remove the case. Many consumer-grade cases are not designed to withstand disinfectants used to clean hospital surfaces. For this application, a material that offers chemical and disinfectant resistance—as well as durability and good aesthetics—is needed.
Beam Mobile offers durable mobile device cases designed specifically for the healthcare industry. Beam Mobile needed a plastic that can hold up against hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectants. It also needed to be tough and durable to stand up to frequent drops and rough handling.
“We collaborated throughout the resin selection process to ensure that Makrolon® polycarbonate satisfied the rigorous impact and cleaning resistance required for daily use within the hospital environment.”
Beam Mobile offers the only disinfectant-ready case on the market utilizing plastic—Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro.
Makrolon® polycarbonate is exceptionally robust, lightweight and features a range of grades that can meet the chemical and disinfectant resistance needs of medical applications. It is noted above all for its toughness, heat resistance and dimensional stability. It offers the design freedom needed for Beam Mobile’s ergonomic design and suite of products.
“Our Makrolon® polycarbonate is the perfect material for this application, offering excellent impact resistance, and biocompatibility. We are committed to working with innovative companies like Beam Mobile to develop solutions that meet the unique needs of the healthcare industry.”
- Impact resistance Strong yet lightweight
- Chemical resistance Meet customer’s disinfectant needs
- Biocompatible Meets several biocompatibility criteria
- Design freedom For applications that are tough, yet attractive