Makrolon® 2407 polycarbonate MacBook Air cover case study

Protective MacBook Covers are the Perfect Fit

MacBook users want cases that will both protect and enhance the unmistakably clean, minimalist design of their notebooks. Speck Products was tasked with finding a material that would fulfill both MacBook users’ preferences and Speck’s requirements for a hard-shell case.

OEM: Speck Products
Industry: Electronics
Application: The Speck MacBook Air SeeThru case
Product: Makrolon® 2407 polycarbonate

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Speck Products, designer of form-fitting, functional cases and covers for popular personal electronics, offers multiple options for MacBook users with the help of Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro.

Speck’s lightweight, form-fitting cases snap securely in place, providing a layer of reliable protection, while the thin, lightweight material preserves the slim profile of MacBook and MacBook Air devices. Available in a variety of colors and finishes, the translucent cases allow consumers to add a splash of color without completely concealing the Apple icon. Added details, such as vent slots for heat dissipation and rubberized feet for stability, make the cases as highly functional as they are vivid.

Speck selected Makrolon® for its MacBook and MacBook Air covers due to its physical properties and widespread availability. Covestro representatives were involved in various aspects of material testing and selection to provide Speck with the performance it required.

For MacBook cases, sleek design, light weight and durability are key. By molding the MacBook Air SeeThru cover with Makrolon® 2407, Speck is able to achieve the thinnest walls and tight tolerances for weight savings, while giving consumers the protection and precision fit they want.

MacBook and MacBook Air are trademarks of Apple Inc.

The main properties of Makrolon® 2407 polycarbonate are:

  • Easy release
  • Improved impact strength
  • Low viscosity
  • UV stabilized
  • General purpose
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