The amorphous polycarbonate (PC) offers very good transparency, heat resistance, tensile strength and dimensional accuracy. Glass fibre reinforced grades also have excellent strength, good creep properties and high dimensional stability. Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) has good heat resistance and chemical resistance and is easy to process.
If ABS is produced in an emulsion process to ensure homogeneous butadiene distribution, the components made of this material have scratch-resistant and glossy surfaces.
PC and ABS Blends
ABS can also be coated to obtain chrome-plated surfaces, for example. PC/ABS blends combine the advantages of both materials, with PC improving mechanical properties and heat resistance and ABS ensuring good surface quality and optimum workability.
Even at low temperatures, PC/ABS blends offer high toughness. PC/ABS blends are characterised by high dimensional stability, good creep resistance and heat resistance as well as low moisture absorption.
Application Areas of PC/ABS
PC/ABS blends are used in many industries, including consumer goods, electronics and automotive. PC/ABS blends with and without glass fibre reinforcement are suitable for vehicle interiors. Filling with glass fibres improves the mechanical properties of the material.
PC/ABS blends have very good flow properties, low emissions, good tactile properties, can be painted, and many grades meet the relevant automotive standards of various OEMs. Many grades are UL 94 listed, some even up to the strictest category V-0, and thus meet the important standard for flame retardancy in the electrical/electronics industry.
K.D. Feddersen offers you PC/ABS blends, low gloss formulations and grades for the automotive industry.
These PC/ABS Blends Are Available from K.D. Feddersen
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