What are the key properties of Styrene Acrylic resin?
CET® is a cost-effective transparent resin with superb surface aesthetic. Its mechanical attributes are suitable for everyday life applications. Impact-modified grades are also available to get superior mechanical properties, such as higher-impact resistance, when required.
Compared to other transparent resins, CET® is so much easier to process. It does not require pre-drying and it can be extruded or injection-molded at lower temperatures than PMMA, MABS and PC. Here is an overview of the CET® key properties:
CET® Key Properties
Excellent aesthetic Attractive cost
Cheaper than PC, PMMA,
Low processing costs
Resistant to everyday life
conditions: shocks, drops...
No pre-drying required
Resistant to residential
cleaning agents and sanitizers
Lower energy consumption
vs. PC, PMMA, PET...
Why choose CET® SMMA over other transparent thermoplastics?
CET® is a well-balanced resin offering performance in between styrene and acrylic thermoplastics. Here is a technical comparison of CET® resin versus PMMA and SAN.
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Compared to polystyrene or SAN, CET® offers superior mechanical performance with much better surface aesthetic. Polystyrene often looks and feels cheap whereas CET® Styrene Acrylic resin does not.
In addition, CET® offers gorgeous glossy surface comparable to PMMA or MABS. Read our case study dealing with the development of disposable razors made of CET®
instead of polystyrene.
If you are using PMMA, polycarbonate, PET, MABS or any over-specified material, CET® resins is a less expensive alternative offering competitive aesthetic quality with much easier processing.
CET® resins are very good in practical toughness (not abusive) and very good in everyday life conditions. The following case study will show you why CET® has been preferred over PMMA to develop a gorgeous ice-bucket for a luxury champagne producer
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