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Lustran® ABS 348 Datasheet

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Supplied by INEOS ABS (USA)

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Product Description
Lustran® ABS 348 resin is an injection molding grade of ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). It is a medium impact, high-gloss ABS, available in natural (000000), snowhite (012002), and selected colors.

Lustran ABS 348 resin combines a good balance of physical properties, intermediate abuse resistance, and rigidity. Typical applications include components of intravenous (IV) systems, diagnostic test kits, and surgical instruments. As with any product, use of Lustran ABS 348 resin in a given application must be tested (including but not limited to field testing) in advance by the user to determine suitability.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • High Gloss
  • High Rigidity
  • Medium Impact Resistance
Uses 
  • Medical/Healthcare Applications
  • Surgical Instruments
 
Agency Ratings 
 
Appearance 
  • Colors Available
  • Natural Color
  • White
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
Multi-Point Data 
  • Specific Volume vs Temperature (ISO 11403-2)
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Specific Gravity
 
ASTM D792
Specific Volume
in³/lb
ASTM D792
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
    ASTM D1238
220°C/10.0 kg
g/10 min
 
230°C/3.8 kg
g/10 min
 
Molding Shrinkage - Flow
in/in
ASTM D955
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength (Yield)
psi
ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus
psi
ASTM D790
Flexural Strength (Yield)
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact
    ASTM D256
-40°F, 0.125 in
ft·lb/in
 
73°F, 0.125 in
ft·lb/in
 
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (R-Scale)
 
ASTM D785
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
    ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed, 0.500 in
°F
 
66 psi, Annealed, 0.500 in
°F
 
264 psi, Unannealed, 0.500 in
°F
 
264 psi, Annealed, 0.500 in
°F
 
Vicat Softening Temperature
°F
ASTM D1525 2
CLTE - Flow
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
RTI Elec (0.0590 in)
°F
UL 746
RTI Imp (0.0590 in)
°F
UL 746
RTI Str (0.0590 in)
°F
UL 746
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating
    UL 94
0.0590 in
 
 
0.118 in
 
 
Related Terminology
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: INEOS Styrenics
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Gloss, Medium Impact Resistance, High Rigidity.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Medical Applications.
Agency Ratings
This plastic material has 2 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): EC (1), ISO (1).
Available Documents
Technical Datasheet (English)
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
     
A
°F
 
B
°F
 
Drying Time
     
A
hr
 
B
hr
 
Suggested Max Moisture
%
 
Suggested Shot Size
%
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Middle Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Injection Pressure
psi
 
Injection Rate
 
 
Back Pressure
psi
 
Clamp Tonnage
tons/in²
 
Cushion
in
 
Screw L/D Ratio
 
 
Screw Compression Ratio
 
 
Injection Notes
No regrind allowed for medical applications
Hold Pressure: 50 to 75% of Injection Pressure
Screw Speed: Moderate
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Rate B (120°C/h)
 
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