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ABS grades receive galvanisation certificate

18 June 2007

Two standard products from BASF’s ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer) product line - Terluran GP-35 and Terluran GP-22, can be galvanised without any problems. This has been certified by the Luedenscheid Plastics Institute, Germany, following galvanisation tests in their own technical laboratory.

The following tests were performed: cross-cut test according to DIN ISO 2409, cross-cut test according to TL 529, storage under heat according to TL 528, alternating-climate storage according to PV 1200 and determination of peel strength according to DIN 53494. Both of these ABS materials can be galvanised without any problems using methods that are common throughout industry.

In the pickling tests, both types of plastic offer a sufficiently wide processing window for galvanisation in large-scale installations. The samples have the typical ABS gloss and no surface flaws were detected. BASF particularly recommends Terluran GP-35 for this kind of metallisation since it is easily pickled and readily galvanised as well as providing good flow properties.

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