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Covestro polycarbonate for durable mobile device protection in healthcare settings

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Beam Mobile solutions designed for device protection in healthcare settings. Makrolon® polycarbonate is a solution that withstands hospital environments.


Healthcare workers need durable, mobile device cases that can withstand the rigors of daily use, including disinfection, while staying connected to electronic health record systems, secure texting platforms and soft scanning applications. However, many consumer-grade cases are not designed to withstand the disinfectants used to clean hospital surfaces.

Beam Mobile offers durable cases designed specifically for the healthcare industry made with Covestro’s Makrolon® polycarbonate, a high-performance material known for its chemical and impact resistance and durability. Beam Mobile offers the only case on the market utilizing plastic that can hold up against hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectants. Additionally, Beam Mobile cases come with a swappable battery to extend battery life for long shifts without the need to take the device out of the case.

“We collaborated throughout the resin selection process to ensure that Makrolon® polycarbonate satisfied the rigorous impact and cleaning resistance required for daily use within the hospital environment,” said David Bowker, Director of Engineering, Beam Mobile. “As a result, Beam Mobile cases are trusted by major hospitals worldwide and provide maximum protection — even withstanding frequent drops and rough handling.”

Makrolon® polycarbonate is exceptionally robust, lightweight and features a range of grades to meet the chemical and disinfectant resistance needs of many medical applications. It is noted above all for its toughness, heat resistance and dimensional stability. It offers the design freedom needed for Beam Mobile’s ergonomic design and suite of products.

“Our Makrolon® polycarbonate is the perfect material for this application, offering excellent impact resistance, and biocompatibility,” said Zachary Williams, Market Development, Covestro LLC. “We are committed to working with innovative companies like Beam Mobile to develop solutions that meet the unique needs of the healthcare industry.”

Attendees at MD&M West, February 6-8 in Anaheim, California, can visit the Covestro booth (#2221) to learn how the company’s materials are pushing boundaries in healthcare applications.

About Covestro:

Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.

The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of EUR 18 billion in fiscal 2022. At the end of 2022, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 18,000 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).

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Makrolon® is a registered trademark of Covestro Group

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments. 

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