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Avient Launches Pre-colored ABS Grade with Metallic Effect for Electronics

Published on 2021-01-29. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Electrical & Electronics   

avient-ABS-artisan Avient Corporation announces the second material in its Artisan™ pre-colored thermoplastic series. The customized ABS formulation with metallic effect was developed to help electronics manufacturers eliminate the painting process while achieving scratch and chemical resistance performance and sustainability goals.

Reduced Energy Consumption and VOC Emissions

The electronics industry is continuously shaped by various trends, including the need to reduce both energy use and VOC emissions. By using Artisan™ pre-colored ABS thermoplastics, molders can produce parts with a brilliant, high-gloss metallic effect without any secondary processing. Compared with a traditional painting process, injection-molded Artisan™ materials have lower energy requirements and reduced VOC emissions, making these thermoplastics a more sustainable solution. Replacing painted metal parts with an Artisan™ ABS formulation also enhances scratch performance.

There is an ongoing market need for electronic applications to achieve superior aesthetics and performance, lower system cost, and greater sustainability,” said Matt Mitchell, director, global marketing for Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. “Our newest Artisan metallic effect ABS formulation can help design engineers address these current trends – as well as scratch resistance, chemical resistance, and design freedom – while eliminating secondary processing.”

Artisan ABS formulations are currently manufactured in Asia in customizable, metallic colors, and are available for purchase globally. Additional paint replacement grades for other key industries are in development.

Source: Avient
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