Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate Alloy - ABS/PC

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Improved stiffness over conventional high impact ABS.  Better processing properties than Polycarbonate.  Improved notched izod impact resistance compared to high impact ABS.

Disadvantages

Limited resistance to hot water.  Lower notched izod impact resistance ( c.  0.55 KJ/m - 10.3 ft lb/in ) compared to Polycarbonate ( c.  0.7 KJ/m - 13.1 ft lb/in ).

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.10

Surface Hardness

RR118

Tensile Strength (MPa)

50

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

2.8

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.55

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

6.2

Elongation at Break (%)

8

Strain at Yield (%)

5

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

70

Water Absorption (%)

0.25

Oxygen Index (%)

19

Flammability UL94

HB

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

17

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

17

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.005

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

3

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

128

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

122

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

2 @ 90

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

245 - 265

Mould Shrinkage (%)

0.7

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

40 -  80

Applications

Helmets, car instrument panels, electrical connectors, housings. 

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

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