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Choosing the right raw material: Plastic, the alternative to metal | The choice by enclosure type: ABS or PS enclosure

Choosing the right raw material
Plastic: The alternative to metal

In order to pick the right material for your application, there are a few questions that need some answers:

  • Will my device be used indoor or outdoor?
  • Are there standards my device needs to meet (I.e. UL, IP, RoHs, Reach, ISO)?
  • Is there a cosmetic detail to take into account for the end-user?
  • Does the device have to be carried or transported easily?

For most of the projects, using plastic instead of metal has the following advantages

  • Lighter – easy to manipulate and transport.
  • More cosmetic possibilities.
  • Possibility to choose UL94-V0 listed raw material.
  • Possibility of conductive coatings (Uniform or selective).

ABS or Boltaron enclosure

You are looking for an ABS or Boltaron (UL94_V0) enclosure? You are in the right place. To make a custom design enclosure, front panel, case, or housing in ABS or Boltaron  please find below some technical information regarding the raw material

ABS raw material (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

  • A thermoplastic copolymer ;
  • Excellent mechanical features ;
  • High shock resistance ;
  • Link: Technical Data Sheet
  • In the product range, you can choose between 3mm and 4mm thickness and the raw material color black, dark grey, light grey, and white.

Boltaron – UL94_V0 raw material 

  • A thermoplastic polymer ;
  • Good shock resistance ;
  • Excellent electrical isolation ;
  • Good dimensional stability, no internal technical restriction ;
  • Link: Technical Data Sheet
  • In the product range, you can choose between 3mm to 6mm thickness and the raw material colors black, white, light grey, and dark grey.

Let’s get started, contact us now to develop your ABS or Boltaron enclosure

Phone : +1 (425) 493-1223