Electric mobility is gaining traction globally and public charging stations are being installed in increasing numbers to support the growing number of electric vehicles on the road. Polycarbonates from Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) are reportedly playing a role in protecting these charging stations from the elements.
ChargePoint, the world's largest network of EV charging stations with over 15,000 charging locations and a 70 percent market share, sought an impact-resistant material that met stringent flame retardance ratings to stylishly protect its chargers. ChargePoint engineers wanted to collaborate with a materials supplier that provided material technology expertise, as well as the ability to assist with part prototyping. After a careful evaluation, the company selected Bayer MaterialScience and its Makrolon polycarbonate (PC).