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Whether travelling by plane, train or car, luggage gets tossed, dropped and worse. When arriving at their final destination, travelers want their suitcases to be intact and their belongings protected.

Durable Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro brings style and security to Porsche Design Roadster hard-shell suitcase without added weight
Durable Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro brings style and security to Porsche Design Roadster hard-shell suitcase without added weight.

Task

To develop suitcases for the Porsche Design line, travel goods manufacturer Müller & Meirer needed a material that could provide the attractive aesthetic, durability and security that consumers desire.

Challenge

In search of the right material, Müller & Meirer teamed up with Covestro to develop a solution. The material for the suitcases had to be tough enough to help keep personal items protected and secure inside the luggage yet also light weight. A material that offers design freedom was also important.

Solution

A special grade of Makrolon® polycarbonate was the right choice for the hard, yet lightweight shell of the suitcases in the Porsche Design Roadster collection. Offering impressive design freedom, excellent surface properties and a wide range of color options, this thermoplastic was a great fit for the luxurious and fashionable travel bag. These properties, along with Makrolon® polycarbonate’s light weight, scratch resistance and durability set it apart from other, similar materials.

Case Profile

Supplier

Covestro AG

Industry

Fashion (luggage)

Application

Porsche Design Roadster hard-shell suitcase

Makrolon® polycarbonate - the state of the art design all-rounder with phenomenal material properties

High-performance Makrolon® polycarbonate is also light weight.

Makrolon® polycarbonate is durable, exhibiting great scratch and impact resistance.

General-purpose grades of Makrolon® polycarbonate are available in transparent, translucent and opaque colors; and speciality colors can also be developed.

Makrolon® polycarbonate’s high dimensional stability means it retains its original shape when exposed to heat or humidity – important for an application exposed to varying temperatures.

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