“ABSCOM T4060 is a high heat resistant ABS grade with superior heat distortionStephen Blair – Technical Manager, 2022
properties. Applications include centre consoles and edge trims in automotive
As one of our product range’s most versatile ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) grades, ABSCOM® T4060 is a high heat resistant ABS grade with ‘superior’ heat distortion properties. Applications for this material include centre consoles edge trims in automotive interiors.
Similar to Polymer Compounders Limited’s popular general-purpose ABSCOM® grades, S105 and F350. T4060 takes the characteristics that make S105 tremendous and improves upon them by adding superior heat performance and a lower ‘stiffer’ MFI. ABSCOM® T4060 also improves upon our general-purpose S105 grade by adding a Vicat softening point of over 106 degrees; this material is perfect for applications that involve situations whereby a polymer could be subject to endure high temperatures for long periods. Such as an automotive ‘paint shop’. This is so important because the material put in this environment must stay rigid even after the rigours of the paint annealing process. Rigidity is crucial as replacing the material every time you need to paint would not be suitable.
Where will you find this material?
ABSCOM® T4060 currently be found on a few vehicles made by a well-known Japanese car manufacturer. Most notably, our ‘hi heat’ ABS plastic material is present in their most successful models of recent times. ABSCOM® T4060 has a Sibling grade ABSCOM® T4100 that is used in similar application situations to ABSCOM® T4060; however, ABSCOM® T4100 offers a much stiffer flow with a lesser impact. It does, however, have a slightly better softening point than ABSCOM® T4060.
What are its unique product specifications?
Being classed as a ‘high heat’ ABS, ABSCOM® T4060 has some of the most superior heat distortion properties out of any of our ABSCOM® products. ABSCOM® T4060 makes for a highly specialised enough product for any paint application. Thanks to its excellent physical toughness and superior heat distortion. ABSCOM® T4060 is ideally suited for use in an automotive application but is also suitable for a whole host of other applications requiring this performance level.
ABSCOM® T4060 – Technical Specifications
- Density 1060 Kg/m3 ISO 1183
- Water absorption (23C, sat) 1 % ISO 62
- Moisture absorption
- (23C, 50% RH)
- 0.22 % ISO 62
- Mould shrinkage 0.4-0.7 % ISO 294
- Melt Flow (220C / 10 kg) 9 g/10 min ISO 1133
- Flammability (1.5mm) HB UL94
- Flammability (0.8mm) HB UL94
- FDA approved (base resin)
If you’re looking for an ABS grade that can handle high temperatures without warping or distorting, ABSCOM T4060 should be your go-to choice.
We can provide more detailed information about this material and all the benefits it has to offer. If you’ve been looking for a high heat ABS grade that will work with your company’s needs, we encourage you to reach out to us today! Contact one of our experts by phone at +44 (0) 191 378 3737 or send an email inquiry via our contact page. Together with Polymer Compounders Limited as your reliable supplier, we are confident in providing high-quality products and services for any project need.