PLASTIC APPLICATIONS AND OUTLETS
Appropriately selected WAXOLINE® polymer-soluble dyes give excellent all-round performance in: PS (Polystyrene), SAN, ABS, PMMA, PC, PETP and PETB, POM, unplasticised PVC and PPO. WAXOLINE® solvent dyes contribute resistances (strengths) against different phenomena that affect dye’s performance.
- Light fastness: persistence of a colour after having received a certain amount of UV radiation.
- Chemical fastness: colour resistance in chemically aggressive environments (acidic or basic).
- Heat fastness: colour resistance to temperature, mainly during processing.
- Migration fastness: migration of pigment.
ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
What is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene?
Also called engineering plastic, because it is a plastic whose elaboration and processing is more complex than common plastics, such as polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene).
Chemical properties of abs acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
- Very good resistance to dilute acids and alkalis.
- Moderate resistance to aliphatic hydrocarbons.
- Low resistance to aromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, and alcohols.
Mechanical properties of abs acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
- Acrylonitrile blocks provide stiffness, resistance to chemical attack and high temperature stability as well as toughness.
- Butadiene blocks provide toughness at any temperature. Ductility, impact, and fusion resistance.
- The styrene block provides mechanical strength, rigidity, hardness, gloss, and fluidity.
Applications of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS
- Automotive parts (dashboards, bumpers, etc.)
- Household appliances
- Office machines, computer cases and telephones.
- Toys, etc.
Advantages of ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
It can be used in alloys with other plastics. For example, ABS with PVC gives a plastic of high flame resistance that allows it to find wide use in the construction of televisions.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (abs) can be processed by injection molding and extrusion processes.