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16th October 2017, Leverkusen

Class-A surface for laptops

Dr Michael Schmidt, Co-CEO of CFRTP composites at Covestro, took the trophy at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony in Brussels. © CovestroCovestro has received this year’s European Plastics Innovation Award for its composite ‘A-Cover’ for next-generation laptops.

Lightweight materials are in greater demand than ever, and not just in the automotive industry, the company says. Manufacturers of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones also want to slim down their products. The advantages are obvious – while consumers appreciate light, thin devices, manufacturers also benefit from lower shipping costs while reducing their logistics-related ecological footprint.

A-Cover technology is based on continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) in combination with a highly efficient production method.

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