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Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene: ABS / PC: Injection Molding and Extrusion
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ABS / PC Injection Molding and Extrusion ABS is a subcategory of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene. The additative is added during the manufacturing process. Its elastic modulus ranges from 350 to 380 MPa. Its flexural modulus ranges from 290 to 375 MPa. Its tensile strength ranges from 5800 to 7400 MPa at break. Its flexural strength ranges from 8700 to 13000 MPa. Its Izod Impact strength ranges from 6.4 to 12 J/cm. Its elongation at break ranges from 50 to 125 %. Its hardness ranges from 95 to 120 Rockwell R. Its specific gravity ranges from 1.07 to 1.15. Its coefficient of thermal expansion ranges from 62 to 72 x 10-6/°C. Its molding pressure ranges from 10 to 20 MPa.

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene, also known as ABS, is a thermoplastic. Common trade names are Cycolac and Lustran. It is tough, hard and rigid. It has good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and creep resistance. It is electroplatable and inexpensive. It has moderate mechanical strength but with a tendency to stress crack. Also, it will be degraded (dissolved) when exposed to acetone. ABS is commonly used in electronic housings, auto parts, consumer products, pipe fittings, waste pipes, computer housings (electroplated on the inside), and automotive interior and exterior trim. ABS is considered superior for its hardness, gloss, toughness, and electrical insulation properties. Although ABS plastics are used primarily for their mechanical properties, they also have good electrical properties that are fairly constant over a wide range of frequencies.
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