Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - ABS 30% Glass Fibre Reinforced

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Higher heat distortion temperature (HDT) by approx 15°C (25°F) @ 0.45MPa (66psi). Higher tensile strength and modulus than standard grades of ABS. The fibre reinforcement reduces the coefficient of thermal expansion and lowers mould shrinkage compared with standard ABS grades.

Disadvantages

Very low-notched izod impact strengths (~ 0.07 KJ/m / 1.3 ft lb/in) than ordinary grades of ABS. High mould temperatures (80 95°C) required for good surface finish. Incorporation of glass does not increase HDT significantly in comparison with unmodified grades.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.28

Surface Hardness

RR100

Tensile Strength (MPa)

100

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

6.9

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.07

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

2.9

Elongation at Break (%)

3

Strain at Yield (%)

N/A

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

70

Water Absorption (%)

0.2

Oxygen Index (%)

19

Flammability UL94

HB

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

14

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

20

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.007

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

3

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

110

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

104

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

2 @ 80

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

250 - 270

Mould Shrinkage (%)

0.1

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

70 - 100

Applications

Dashboard supports for automobiles.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit The Rubber and Plastics Research Association

 

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