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What is the difference between PVC edge banding and ABS edge banding?
- Jul 25, 2018 -

     The main component of PVC is polyvinyl chloride, and other ingredients are added to enhance its heat resistance, toughness and ductility. ABS is synthesized from three chemical monomers of acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene.

    Edge strip

(edge banding)

   1. Each monomer has different characteristics: acrylonitrile has high strength, thermal stability and chemical stability; butadiene has toughness and impact resistance; styrene has easy processing, high gloss and high strength. From a morphological point of view, ABS is an amorphous material.

   2. Polymerization of the three monomers produces a terpolymer having two phases, one being a continuous phase of styrene-acrylonitrile and the other being a dispersed phase of polybutadiene rubber. The characteristics of ABS mainly depend on the ratio of the three monomers and the molecular structure in the two phases. This allows for great flexibility in product design and results in hundreds of different quality ABS materials on the market.

   3. These different quality materials offer different properties, such as medium to high impact resistance, low to high finish and high temperature distortion. ABS materials are superior in processability, appearance characteristics, low creep and excellent dimensional stability, and high impact strength.

      4. ABS edge banding is stronger than PVC edge banding, with stronger impact resistance, higher finish and higher stability.

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