10-01-2012 03:06 PM
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  1. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Isn't the point of Polycarbonate is that it doesn't lose color? My Sunglasses are like that.
    I think so it doesn't change color if it's scratched (as in paint scratched off). With polycarbonate, there isn't really any paint, the whole thing is the same color.
    09-23-2012 08:32 PM
  2. Mr.Moonlight's Avatar
    Its not the colors that I think they copied.
    1. I think they copied the polycabonate body
    For crying out loud, people..."Polycarbonate" is just another freakin' PLASTIC! You find it in everything from kitchen appliances to jet fighter planes.

    It's just the marketing department's way of selling you another plastic and trying to make it sound sexy...get it? Thinking it's something "special" or "magical" is exactly what the marketing suits want you to think. And you all fall for it. Does it have different characteristics than some other plastics? Yes, it does. Is it necessarily better? Depends on the application.

    If the other manufacturers started calling their plastics "polystyrene" or "polymethyl methacrylate", would you suddenly be snapping them up and then start arguing here on the boards that Samsung stole the idea to use a "polystyrene" casing from LG or whomever?

    Polycarbonate is a polymer plastic, folks...used in thousands and thousands of various products all over the world. It ain't that special. And Nokia doesn't have a patent on it, BTW.
    10-01-2012 12:36 PM
  3. power5's Avatar
    Polycarbonate is not poly methacrylate, so I doubt manufacturers would call their product a lesser grade of plastic than what they actually used. Polystyrene is pretty brittle so I dont think any manufacture will claim to use that in their cases.

    Go take your medication.
    10-01-2012 01:18 PM
  4. Mr.Moonlight's Avatar
    Polycarbonate is not poly methacrylate, so I doubt manufacturers would call their product a lesser grade of plastic than what they actually used. Polystyrene is pretty brittle so I dont think any manufacture will claim to use that in their cases.

    Go take your medication.
    Where did I say anywhere in my post that poly mm and polycarbonate were the same thing? All plastics have different characteristics...which is why they have different uses for different things. Polystyrene is not necessarily brittle. It depends on how it's combined with other polymers...it can be soft or brittle. Poly mm is commonly known as "Plexiglas". The flat backs of some phones have been made with this as this acrylic has a glasslike feel to it.

    The point is: Polycarbonate is plastic. Fact. It's nothing special and Nokia isn't the first to use it. So let's just stop pretending that Nokia invented it and everyone else that uses it is just copying them.

    While I'm taking my meds, you might wanna go dust off your organic chem textbook.
    10-01-2012 03:06 PM
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