Lanxess: Carbon fiber smartphone

Carbon fiber smartphone


A new lightweight, slim design and sustainable smartphone is on the market this March: the Carbon 1 MK II from Berlin-based start-up company Carbon Mobile.

Designed and engineered in Germany, the Carbon 1 MK II reignites miniaturization and drives sustainability in connected devices by replacing plastics and aluminum with advanced composite materials for the first time with thermoplastic composite from the Tepex dynalite product range of Lanxess AG, Cologne/Germany. It is reinforced with fabrics of very fine 1K continuous carbon fiber filaments. The composite material, which was developed for extremely lightweight components subjected to considerable mechanical stress, allows very thin wall thicknesses. Furthermore, with its high degree of strength and rigidity, it also helps to make the housing very robust for day-to-day use.
The smartphone weighs only 125 g, thus making it a third lighter than conventional smartphones. At just 6.3 mm, it is also 25% thinner as well.

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