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Brighter bike riding

Brighter bike riding with Covestro polycarbonate

Illuminating the way

Children have powerful imaginations that can lead to creative ideas. Phantom Frames took a child’s concept for a light-up bike and turned it into a one-of-a-kind model.

Makrolon® 2807 polycarbonate from Covestro LLC is used in the Pedal Bike’s frame, chain guard and seat post. (Photo Credit: Phantom Frames)
Makrolon® 2807 polycarbonate from Covestro LLC is used in the Pedal Bike’s frame, chain guard and seat post. (Photo Credit: Phantom Frames)

Task

After launching the Balance Bike – the first bike with an internally illuminated polycarbonate frame – Phantom Frames wanted to expand its unique product line. The company took its offering to the next level with the Pedal Bike.

Challenge

Phantom Frames needed a robust grade of polycarbonate that would provide the endurance and strength needed for Pedal Bike riders.

Solution

Given the success Phantom Frames had with Makrolon® 2807 polycarbonate in the Balance Bike, the company once again turned to this material when developing the Pedal Bike. This lightweight polycarbonate grade provides glass-like transparency and impact resistance to the Pedal Bike’s frame, chain guard and seat post. Additionally, it remains unchanged when exposed to UV light.

Case Profile

Supplier

Covestro LLC

Application

Pedal Bike

Makrolon® polycarbonate - the state of the art material for a broad range of design applications that possesses phenomenal properies

This lightweight polycarbonate material offers excellent impact resistance.

With glass-like transparency, more light can pass through Makrolon® 2807 polycarbonate, allowing for enhanced aesthetics.

Makrolon® 2807 polycarbonate is UV-stabilized, and therefore remains relatively unchanged when exposed to UV light.

Makrolon® 2807 polycarbonate features easy release properties, allowing for easy removal from the mold.

This polycarbonate material has an average viscosity.

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