PC+ABS processing conditions

Generic Class

PC+ABS (Polycarbonate-Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Blend)

Typical Applications

Computer and business machine housings, electrical applications, cellular phones, lawn and garden equipment, automotive components (instrument panels, interior trim, and wheel covers)

Injection molding processing information


Drying is required prior to processing. Moisture content should be less than 0.04 % to ensure stable processing parameters. Drying at 90 - 110 C (194 - 230 F) for 2 to 4 hours is recommended. 

Melt Temperature 

230 - 300 C (446 - 572 F)

Mold Temperature

50 - 100 C (122 - 212 F) 

Material Injection Pressure

Part dependent 

Injection Speed

As high as possible

Chemical and Physical Properties

PC+ABS offers combined properties of PC and ABS (high processibility of ABS along with excellent mechanical properties and impact and heat resistance of PC). The ratio of the two components affects the heat resistance. The blend exhibits excellent flow characteristics.