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Polifil® RP-ABS

Polifil RP-ABS

Reprocessed Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene

Polifil® RP- Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene is a styrenic resin with improved toughness and heat resistance versus HIPS grades. ABS exhibits high gloss, low shrinkage, and good dimensional stability. ABS is widely used in injection molding of appliances, furniture, and automotive parts. ABS also has high melt strength suitable for the production of extruded sheet, some of considerable size and thickness. Applications include panels for large appliances and thermoformed items such as hot tubs and recreational vehicle parts.

The property values listed in the PDF document(s) have been obtained using laboratory controlled test methods. They are offered without guarantee since conditions under which the product is used are beyond our control. Mold shrinkage is intended as a guide only, as specific shrinkage is affected by part design, mold design and molding conditions. Therefore, The Plastics Group disclaims any liability for loss or damage incurred in connection with the use of this product.

Reinforcement content (%) TPG WI -
Specific gravity D 792 1.05
Melt flow 230/3.8 (g/10 min) D 1238 2-10*
Water absorption, 24 hours (%) D 570 .02
Mold shrinkage - 1/8" specimen (in/in) D 955 0.005
Mechanical @ 73°F    
Tensile strength (psi) D 638 6,400
Elongation @ yield (%) D 638 4
Elongation @ break (%) D 638 20
Tensile modulus (kpsi) D 638 290
Flexural modulus, tangent (kpsi) D 790 360
Flexural strength (psi) D 790 9,500
Izod impact, notched (ft-lbs/in) D 256 3.5
Gardner impact, 1/2" tup (in-lbs) D 5420 100
Rockwell hardness (R-scale) D 785 98
Deflection temperature, 66psi (°F) D 648 205
Deflection temperature, 264psi (°F) D 648 195
* melt flow may be specified