In PC/ASA (polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate), PC and ASA go through thermoplastic blending during the injection moulding process. PC/ASA injection moulding gives plastic products, shaped components and housings added material properties that offer various advantages during use and contribute to a long service life. The advantages include:
- significant strength and rigidity
- high surface gloss
- dimensional stability
- thermal insulation & electrical insulation
- minimal creep, even at higher temperatures (up to 130 ºC).
- good toughness, even at low temperatures (down to -100 ºC).
- high hardness & good scratch resistance
- flame-retardant & heat-resistant
- weatherproof & UV-resistant
- sterilisation possible
PC/ASA injection moulding
PC/ASA injection moulding is one of the options chosen when plastic products and housings need to be weatherproof, UV-resistant, strong, hard, scratch-resistant and flame-retardant. And the high-gloss surface of this thermoplastic alloy requires almost no post-processing.
Extra strengtheners, high-gloss, heat-resistant and anti-static properties can be added during the injection moulding process. Would you like to know more about PC/ASA and the possibilities for your plastic product, shaped component or housing? Click on the button below and ask one of our engineers directly.
When can PC/ASA be used?
Are you wondering when you can use PC/ASA? A number of examples are provided below.
- ventilation systems
- components for machinery
- housings for electrical appliances and electronic devices
- computer housings
- garden furniture and exterior panels
- vehicle parts
Some examples of PC/ASA injection moulding
Finishing and assembly
PC/ASA can be delivered in any colour, and you can have your products finished in various ways. See the assembly page for information on finishing and assembly at HSV Technical Moulded Parts, including paintwork, embossing, galvanising, prints and metallising, etc.
What does PC/ASA injection moulding cost?
Would you like to request a cost estimate for PC/ASA injection moulding? Our plastic experts will be happy to quote you an itemised price for the PC/ASA injection moulding of your plastic product, shaped component, housing or parts. Request a plastic QuickScan now. The results of the QuickScan are used to assess the feasibility of your product design and offer you an initial estimate of the costs.
We need to take good care of the environment. At the HSV Technical Moulded Parts injection moulding company, we consider sustainable production of plastic products to be a matter of course, just like recycling and reusing plastics. PC/ASA is ideal for recycling and reuse. It is perfectly aligned with the circular economy and our organisation’s environmental vision. Read more about our sustainable initiatives.
Injection moulding of large plastic products
HSV Technical Moulded Parts is a specialist in plastic injection moulding for large plastic products. Various thermoplastic polymers are used in injection moulding; one of these is polycarbonate/acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (PC/ASA). Would you like advice and information on which thermoplastic is best for the realisation of your plastic product? Request the Plastic QuickScan and receive advice without any obligations.