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Lustran® ABS 348
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INEOS ABS (USA) - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
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General Information
Product Description
Lustran® ABS 348 resin is an injection molding grade of ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). It is a medium impact, high-gloss ABS, available in natural (000000), snowhite (012002), and selected colors.

Lustran ABS 348 resin combines a good balance of physical properties, intermediate abuse resistance, and rigidity. Typical applications include components of intravenous (IV) systems, diagnostic test kits, and surgical instruments. As with any product, use of Lustran ABS 348 resin in a given application must be tested (including but not limited to field testing) in advance by the user to determine suitability.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • High Gloss
  • High Rigidity
  • Medium Impact Resistance
Uses 
  • Medical/Healthcare Applications
  • Surgical Instruments
 
Agency Ratings 
  • EC 1907/2006 (REACH)
  • ISO 10993-Part 1
 
Appearance 
  • Colors Available
  • Natural Color
  • White
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
ASTM & ISO Properties 1
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
1.06
 
ASTM D792
Specific Volume
26.0
in³/lb
ASTM D792
    ASTM D1238
220°C/10.0 kg
14
g/10 min
 
230°C/3.8 kg
5.0
g/10 min
 
4.0E-3 to 6.0E-3
in/in
ASTM D955
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
380000
psi
ASTM D638
7000
psi
ASTM D638
390000
psi
ASTM D790
11000
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
    ASTM D256
-40°F, 0.125 in
0.90
ft·lb/in
 
73°F, 0.125 in
4.0
ft·lb/in
 
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
112
 
ASTM D785
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load (66 psi, Unannealed, 0.500 in)
199
°F
ASTM D648
Deflection Temperature Under Load (66 psi, Annealed, 0.500 in)
212
°F
ASTM D648
Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi, Unannealed, 0.500 in)
186
°F
ASTM D648
Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi, Annealed, 0.500 in)
204
°F
ASTM D648
225
°F
ASTM D1525 2
CLTE - Flow
4.5E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
RTI Elec (0.0590 in)
176
°F
UL 746
RTI Imp (0.0590 in)
176
°F
UL 746
RTI Str (0.0590 in)
176
°F
UL 746
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
    UL 94
0.0590 in
HB
 
 
0.118 in
HB
 
 
Processing Information
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
     
A
180 to 190
°F
 
B
160 to 170
°F
 
Drying Time
     
A
2.0
hr
 
B
4.0
hr
 
Suggested Max Moisture
< 0.10
%
 
Suggested Shot Size
50 to 75
%
 
Rear Temperature
455 to 480
°F
 
Middle Temperature
465 to 490
°F
 
Front Temperature
475 to 500
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
475 to 500
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
475 to 525
°F
 
Mold Temperature
110 to 150
°F
 
Injection Pressure
10000 to 16000
psi
 
Injection Rate
Fast
 
 
Back Pressure
0.00 to 25.0
psi
 
Clamp Tonnage
2.0 to 4.0
tons/in²
 
Cushion
< 0.250
in
 
Screw L/D Ratio
20.0:1.0
 
 
Screw Compression Ratio
2.5:1.0
 
 
Injection Notes
No regrind allowed for medical applications
Hold Pressure: 50 to 75% of Injection Pressure
Screw Speed: Moderate
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Rate B (120°C/h)