Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - ABS Fire Retardant

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Care must be taken not to exceed processing temperatures of approx. 245°C           ( 470°F ) so as to avoid decomposition of the material. Colour may not exhibit the same degree of fastness associated with other ABS grades.

Disadvantages

Better fire resistance ( UL = V0 ) than standard grades of ABS. Low notched izod impact strength ( ~ 0.18 KJ/m - 3.4 ft lb/in ) compared with unmodified grades of ABS.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.20

Surface Hardness

RR96

Tensile Strength (MPa)

34

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

2.1

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.18

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

7

Elongation at Break (%)

6

Strain at Yield (%)

2

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

70

Water Absorption (%)

0.4

Oxygen Index (%)

30

Flammability UL94

V0

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

13

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

14

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.008

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

3.26

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

88

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

82

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

3 @ 80

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

210 - 240

Mould Shrinkage (%)

0.7

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

60 -  80

Applications

Transformer housings, switches, personal computer housings, television cabinets, oven doors, electric tool housings, institutional furniture and shelving, air conditioner housings, carpet cleaner housings, smoke detectors.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

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