ABS engineering compounds: Components, common types & applications

Faced with increasingly diverse and complex technical requirements of finished plastic products, ABS engineering compounds have become the ideal material solution for businesses. So what makes this material so attractive? Let’s learn the components, common types and applications of ABS engineering plastic compound in the article below!

Previously, to create a complete plastic product, businesses needed a lot of input materials, from primary plastic, and pigments to additives, and fillers,... through the mixing stage to synthesize into a single material before being put into the machine to shape the product. This production method helps the raw material to be evenly mixed, thereby better dispersed on the finished product surface. However, the disadvantage of this method is that it takes a long time, and requires high labor costs.

This limitation is even more evident for finished products with a high level of processing and requiring absolute mechanical precision. Purchasing and synthesizing input materials causes businesses to waste time and reduce labor productivity. That's why engineering plastic compounds were born.

ABS engineering plastic compounds - a huge leap in the plastic material industry

ABS engineering plastic compounds are one of the most popular engineering plastic compounds. Different from traditional plastic materials, ABS compound is synthesized from ABS primary plastic, reinforcing agents such as fiber/glass beads, flame retardants, insulators,... and appropriate additives.

Depending on the technical requirements of the finished product, the composition and formula ratio of the ABS compound will change. For example, when making household electrical components, the reinforcing components for the compound can be antistatic agents and pigments. But when making electronics, conductive and flame-retardant materials are preferred. Therefore, ABS compound resins can overcome the biggest disadvantage of traditional plastic materials - that is the specificity.

More importantly, because the material itself has all the required technical characteristics of the finished product, businesses can directly apply ABS plastic beads to the production line without going through the mixing stage. Thereby simplifying the production process, saving time, and improving labor productivity.

Common types and applications of ABS engineering plastic compounds

ABS flame retardant compounds

Combination of ABS base plastic with flame retardant according to UL94 standard flame retardant levels: V0, V1, and V2,  ABS  flame retardant compounds help limit or delay the spread of flame on the plastic surface, thereby minimizing damage caused by fire. Flame-retardant ABS compound is widely used in the production of household electrical appliances (vacuum cleaners, super-fast kettles,...), and electronics (headphones,...).

ABS antistatic compounds

Static electricity is a common phenomenon that occurs with all types of appliances, especially in dry weather. It not only affects the aesthetics but also degrades the mechanical properties of the product. This phenomenon is dangerous, especially in industrial conditions because it can lead to explosions and fires. Therefore, ABS antistatic compound plastic beads are relatively widely used in the electrical and electronic industries, pressing electronic components, etc. The material is made from anti-static additives, which helps the product has good mechanical properties while improving its anti-static ability.

ABS glass fiber compounds

Glass fiber must be a familiar name to plastic manufacturers because of its superior technical characteristics such as hardness, impact resistance, flexibility, and heat resistance. ABS glass fiber compounds are a combination of ABS plastic with glass fiber reinforcement to increase stiffness, improve deformation temperature (HDT), and softening temperature (VICAT) of the finished product.

ABS color compounds

Not only combined with reinforcing components, but ABS engineering plastic compounds can also use as color masterbatch to create attractive colors for the finished product. The colored ABS compound has good dispersion on the finished product surface and is heat-resistant, weather resistant. Another plus point for colored ABS compounds is the ability to create diverse effects, especially such as fluorescence, metallic, transparent, pearlescent, etc. Thereby, meeting both requirements for product quality and aesthetics.

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With outstanding advantages, ABS engineering plastic compound has been widely used in many industries such as electronics, household electrical appliances, and electrical engineering,... To achieve the highest efficiency, businesses need to pay attention to choosing a reputable and experienced supplier of technical plastic beads in the market.


ABS engineering plastic compounds from EuroPlas

With nearly 14 years of experience in the market of supplying plastic materials, EuroPlas is proud to provide customers with quality plastic engineering compounds that meet all technical requirements of finished products. With a system of laboratories and modern equipment, advanced production lines, each EuroPlas compound ABS product is the result of constant research, testing, and screening activities to have the best quality. EuroPlas ABS compounds have now been well received and used by many large enterprises in key industries such as the electronics industry, electrical appliances, and automobile industry,...
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