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Alloy combines high flow and toughness

A family of new engineering thermoplastic alloys from Dow Plastics is based on a blend of engineering thermoplastic polyurethanes and Magnum acrylonitrile butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins. The PU resins...


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February 1, 2001 by Canadian Plastics


A family of new engineering thermoplastic alloys from Dow Plastics is based on a blend of engineering thermoplastic polyurethanes and Magnum acrylonitrile butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins. The PU resins contribute high flow, chemical resistance and dimensional stability, while Magnum ABS resins offer toughness and exceptional processability at a low cost, reports Dow.

The Amplify alloys are said to be a good fit for information technology equipment applications such as cell phones, personal digital assistants and other small electronics.

“The high flow characteristics of Amplify alloys will enable the molding of complex parts with thinner walls to maximize room for electrical components, while still maintaining the functionality required of the protective housing,” says Scott Blanchard, application development leader for Amplify.

The spiral flow specimens shown above demonstrate the better flow of Amplify alloys compared with PC/PBT.

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