Brand names: Cycolac, Lustran, Hival
What is ABS + PC?
ABS + PC is an opaque material that is a low-cost alternative to Polycarbonate. This low-temperature material has improved strengths over its ABS counterpart, as well as mechanical and thermal properties. Known
for its toughness and rigidity, it has excellent dimensional stability. Extremely versatile, this material can be modified by the addition of glass fiber,
mineral fillers, and flame retardant. It retains colour exceptionally well so it will work fantastically with any branding your project might need.
- Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidity
- Metal coating with excellent adhesion to ABS
- Very good indoor light colour stability
- Excellent processability and appearance
- Easy Processing
- Sterilization by gamma, e-beam, and EtO
- Poor solvent resistance
- Low dielectric strength (not a good insulator)
- Low continuous service temp. (melts easily)
- Color shift due to UV exposure or certain sterilization methods
How can I use it?
ABS + PC can be used for various industries, such as industrial, medical, and consumer fields.
Common applications for the industrial market include automotive exterior and interior components, and electrical housings.
Common applications for the medical field include housings/covers, monitor bezels, handles, caps, battery enclosures, access panels, and control knobs.
Common applications for the consumer industry include computers, monitors, and business equipment housings and enclosures.
|Tensile Strength||Flexural Modulus||Impact Strength||Max Temp.||Chemical Resistance|
|6400-9150 psi||300,000-400,000 psi||8-12 ft-lb/in notched izod||140°-210° F||Poor to Fair|
This opaque material is easy to process, and tough enough to stand the test of time. It’s a cheaper material than your standard Polycarbonate and can be modified to suit the needs of your product.
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