PC / ABS

Product range


Summarize product description PC/ABS

Product range PC/ABS

Product type / PC/ABS Properties Applications Designation
PC/ABS Standard
High impact strength, high stiffness,
high gloss, high temperature resistance, 65 % PC
Basic grade for use in industry
and vehicles
FT171
PC/ABS Professional
High impact strength, high stiffness,
high gloss, high temperature resistance,
fire retardant class V0
Demanding applications in vehicles
and industry
FT175

When the product has served its original purpose, the material can be melted down and re-moulded, for use in new products, or it can be used for energy extraction. Most European countries have started material re-cycling. Material is collected by Plastkretsen AB, who is responsible for collection and processing via processing contracts with a number of companies. Products made of re-cycled plastics material must not come into contact with foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, however.

Sorted, used polystyrene can be regarded as a clean fuel. It has the same energy content as fuel oil, with the difference that polystyrene is a less polluting source of energy. One example is various steel and cement factories in Europe who have started plants where re-cycled plastics are responsible for a portion of their energy requirements.
In Sweden, the packaging collection regulations accept that part of the collected volume can be used for energy extraction in special, approved waste incineration facilities.