POLYCARBONATE/ABS ALLOY (PC/ABS)

Advantages

  1. Processability
  2. Toughness — even at low temperatures
  3. Dimensional stability

Limitations

  1. Poor chemical resistance
  2. Poor weatherability
  3. Low fatigue endurance

Overview

PC/ABS alloys process with the ease of ABS (RTP 600 Series) materials yet have a toughness similar to polycarbonate (RTP 300 Series) materials.

The high heat distortion of the alloy is an improvement over ABS, while the low temperature impact resistance gives it an advantage over polycarbonate.

By reinforcing the alloy with glass fiber, nickel-coated carbon fiber and/or stainless steel, RTP Company can produce compounds that meet the structural, static dissipative and EMI/RFI shielding requirements of the computer and business machine markets.