Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene is an amorphous polymer produced by emulsion or mass polymerisation of acrylonitrile and styrene in the presence of polybutadiene.
The most important properties are impact resistance and toughness.
Styrene monomer gives the ABS good processability, acrylonitrile gives it stiffness and heat and chemical resistance, while butadiene makes the product more tough and resilient, even at low temperatures. Changing the proportions of the ABS components and adding specific additives can produce different grades with particular properties. ABS has poor weather resistance and is therefore only recommended for indoor applications.
Typical ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) applications are:
- General: toys, consumer items, telephones, safety helmets.
- Automotive industry: interior door panels, pillars, seat components, grilles, instrument panels, mirror housings.
- Household appliances: kitchen appliance and vacuum cleaner housings, control panels for household appliances.
- Extrusion: sheets, wires for 3D printers, tractor roofs, profiles, internal liners of fridges, suitcases.
In our product catalogue you will find:
SinLAC – ABS deriving from regenerated or first choice materials, which can be customised
GreenLAC- ABS deriving from certified regenerated materials available in the following versions, which are all customisable
- PSV - Plastica Seconda Vita (“Second Life Plastic”) Industrial Waste (60/70/90% recycled plastic)
- PSV - Plastica Seconda Vita (“Second Life Plastic”) MIXECO (recycled plastic from industrial waste or from separate collection between 30% and 59%)
- PSV - Plastica Seconda Vita (“Second Life Plastic”) from Separate Collection (60/70/90% of plastic from separate collection)
- GRS (Global Recycle Standard) 100 (100% recycled plastic)
- GRS (Global Recycle Standard) (recycled plastic from 1% to 99%)
Grinded ABS compliant with Italian UNI 10667 MPS – Materia Prima Secondaria (“Secondary Raw Material”) Standards
Tailor-made first-choice ABS compound