PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a biodegradable material extracted from produce. The eco-friendliness of PLA makes it a promising replacement for most oil-based plastic materials in the future. However, application on wide surface products is still difficult due to the stickiness of the raw material and brittleness after injection.
On the other hand, medical recycled PC (Polycarbonate) is a high-quality material that is often incinerated after use. This process causes environmental damages by emitting dioxin and carbon dioxide into the air, and the ashes can not be recycled.
PEGA D&E is devoted to material innovation, and hopes to expand the possibility of material application on 3C products. Collaborating with the Plastics Industry Development Center, we successfully developed an alloy consisting of PLA and medical recycled PC and have begun to apply it on consumer electronics.
Overcoming the mentioned drawbacks of PLA, PEGA D&E successfully applied the material on the wide surfaces of this laptop. We also used a water-soluble coating on the screen cover and system cover, instead of a solvent based coating. From the use of green materials, production processes, and waste management, PEGA D&E is completely devoted to material innovation to better our environment.