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Plastics Terms

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Engineering polymers-basics

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  • ABS

    Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

  • ABS structure

    Amorphous

  • ABS color

    Opaque with yellowish colour in natrual

  • ABS scratch resistance

    superior

  • ABS Tg

    105-115C

  • ABS impact

    High impact even at temp.-40C

  • ABS UV resistance

    Not resistant to UV

  • ABS drying conditions

    4h at 80C

  • ABS mould temp.

    50-80C

  • ABS processing temp.

    ABS processing 210C-270C

  • SAN

    Styrene-Acrylonitrile

  • SAN structure

    Amorphous

  • SAN color

    transparent high gloss

  • SAN Tg

    SAN Tg 95-105C

  • SAN mould shrinkage

    0.4-0.7%

  • SAN drying conditions

    2h at 80C

  • SAN mould temp.

    40-80C

  • SAN processing temp.

    210-270C

  • PS

    Polystyrene

  • PS fist commercial production

    1930's

  • PS structure

    Amorphous

  • PS Tg

    80-100C

  • PS color

    high transparent gloss

  • PS impact resistance

    low, exception HIPS

  • PS moisture absorption

    low

  • PS chemical resistance

    limited

  • PS drying conditions

    3h at 70C

  • PS mould temp.

    20-60C

  • PS processing temp.

    180-260C

  • PC

    Polycarbonate

  • PC structure

    Amorphous with continuous use up to 125C

  • PC color

    transparent 91%

  • PC Tg

    150C

  • PC mould temp

    80-120C

  • PC processing temp.

    260-320C