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Reinventing the cable

Nomad takes the drag out of charging with Covestro materials

Holding a drained phone with no idea where the charging cord could be is an all-too-common aggravation in our connected world.
When a conventional cable isn’t handy to charge a mobile phone or tablet, Nomad offers a cable as mobile as our lives.

OEM: Nomad Goods, Inc.
Supplier: Covestro 
Industry: Electronics
Application: Housing for mobile device charger 
Product: Makrolon® 2207 polycarbonate

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Developed for people who want a mobile charger without dragging around a 3-foot cable, Nomad charging products make clever use of ubiquitous USB ports commonly found on computers, most modern TVs, TV boxes, printers, keyboards, stereos, game consoles, cash registers, cars and airplanes.

Nomad chose Makrolon® 2207 polycarbonate for its predictable, consistent quality from batch to batch and high-impact resistance. Nomad uses high performance materials for their product that can still function after exposure to abusive environments.

Nomad’s product line includes:

  • NomadClip, a carabiner-sized USB charger that is durable and mobile
  • NomadKey a key-sized USB cable charger
  • NomadPlus, an innovative 2-in-1 charging solution that features an 1800mAh battery add-on for a USB wall plug that packs enough power to fully charge a phone after it is unplugged from the wall

Makrolon® 2207 polycarbonate is a high-flow thermoplastic material suitable for thin wall molding. This polycarbonate grade has easy-release properties and is an excellent choice for applications that require a durable, impact resistant material.

When combined with Nomad’s charging products, durable, lightweight Makrolon polycarbonate helps deliver a mobile charger that is fit for on-the-go lifestyles.

The main properties of Makrolon® 2207 polycarbonate grades are:

  • High flow
  • Easy release
  • Impact resistant
  • UV stabilized
  • Transparent, translucent and opaque colors
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