Impact resistance is a material’s ability to withstand intense force or shock applied to it over a short period of time. Westlake Plastics offer the following materials for applications requiring high impact resistance.
Absylux Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a very good and economical all-purpose product exhibiting excellent dimensional stability, especially as compression molded (a proprietary Westlake Plastics Process). ABS is an excellent option in applications, such as pump housings, where high temperature resistance is not required.
Absylux CN-P is a carbon-filled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) offering excellent value by combining a high degree of surface and volume conductivity with excellent dimensional stability properties. This material is considered where protection is needed for highly sensitive electronic circuitry or to minimize static discharge in flammable environments.
Absylux SD-A is a Static Dissipative Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). The material is a non-carbon filled product, available in both natural and black color, is ideal for static discharge in electronic applications that require no sloughing from carbon powder third body transfer.
Norylux modified Poly Phenylene Oxide (PPO) is a high strength amorphous engineering thermoplastic offers outstanding mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties along with low moisture absorption and low thermal expansion. Westlake Plastics extrudes and compression molds unfilled and flame-retardant products and compression molds glass reinforced and glass/mineral filled products.
Westlake’s Radel® WM stock shapes are made exclusively from Solvay’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU). Its regulatory compliance profile, and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat, and cold sterilization.
Zelux CN-P is a conductive Polycarbonate (PC). It is a carbon powder-filled polycarbonate with surface resistivity dry (105 – 107 ohm/sq.). Zelux CN-P has low outgassing properties, high flexural strength and good thermal stability to 270F. CN-P is UL94 V-0 rated at .030″ and is thermoformable.
Zelux M is a Machine grade Polycarbonate (PC). Zelux M is a transparent engineering thermoplastic with excellent dimensional stability, strength, and rigidity, with service temperatures up to 250F. This material has good insulating properties and is flame resistant. Zelux is easy to fabricate, paint, and glue.
Zelux W is a Window grade Polycarbonate (PC) that is optically clear with excellent dimensional stability, good strength, and stiffness with service temperatures up to 250F. Zelux is often used for structural applications when clarity and impact strength are essential including lenses, manifolds, sight glass, and machine guards.