Elix Polymers and Polyscope Polymers cooperating on specialty materials

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Polymer specialists Elix Polymers and Polyscope Polymers have developed a high rubber content ABS to work with Polyscope’s Xiran range of products, for use in the production of sunroof modules.

The high rubber-content Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) modifier in powder form is used to improve the toughness of engineering thermoplastics. It is also used by several compounding companies due to its high quality and superior impact strength performance at room and low temperature for polymer blends.

The high rubber content ABS is part of the Elix Polymers high-performance polymer modifiers product portfolio which also includes several SAN compounding grades used as base resin for color concentrates.

It is said that Xiran outperforms many other plastics when it comes to the production of large and high-precision components requiring dimensional stability, low creep, high temperature resistance, stiffness and low warpage, such as sunroofs. Its ability to mold within very tight tolerances makes it the ideal material for complex and precise parts with high freedom in design, allowing multiple parts and functional features to be integrated in single shot molding at no additional cost.

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