Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the “stay-at home-economy” of online education and working from home has grown. The global laptop market has changed from a consistent stable to an uptrend. According to the data from International Date Corporation (IDC), in 2020, global PC market shipments exceeded 300 million units, a 13.1 % growth year-on year*1. In accordance with IDC's forecast*2, the computer market will continue to be active due to the pandemic, and shipments will continue to rise.
In addition, as technology continuously advances, customers have increasingly demanding requirements for laptops in areas such as portability, design sense, eco-friendly attributes, etc.
In this context, Covestro has launched a whole set of material solutions exclusively for laptops. Materials in these solutions possess a variety of excellent properties: high rigidity, high strength, Thinwall flame-retardantcy &, colour flexibility and low carbon. Covestro not only ensures the functions of the computers, but also aesthetics and sustainable development.
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Linghter, thinner and stronger
As one of the crucial tools for white collar workers, commercial laptops are expected to be easy to carry and as such, need to be high-performance and portable.
Covestro’s carbon fiber reinforced Polycarbonate and thinwall flame-retardantcy solutions are the best choices for commercial laptops models which can achieve much more light weight comparing to aluminum meanwhile still maintain the excellent mechanical performance and meet the safety requirements.
When materials meet with aesthetics
More and more young customers are willing to buy netbooks. Besides the lightness and portablility, the most obvious feature is their fashionable and colourful appearance, attracting numerous students, designers and other professionals.
As a Porlycarbonate material supplier of consumer electronic devices, Covestro has built up its professional capabilities in the field of CMF (colour, material and finishing) to meet the growing design needs of electronics customers. The global colour and design department of Covestro's polycarbonate business unit can provide polycarbonate colour matching services with global unified quality. They also released the CMF trend colour palette in 2020 dedicately for Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances on the basis of polycarbonate materials.
Through professional colour matching services and rich material experiences, Covestro is able to combine design aesthetics with functions, materializing innovative personalized designs. A bland laptop can be turned into a stylish electronic device through this process. This transition has brought computer designers and end consumers a new CMF experience.