- Feb 15, 2019-

ABS (DIN designation)

ABS is a thermoplastic copolymerisate made from acryloni-trile,  butadiene  and  styrene  monomers.  Using  different combinations of these monomers, wide-ranging different ABS types can be manufactured offering a wide spectrum of different properties by means of branching or copolym-erization. ABS is classified as an amorphous thermoplastic.

PPE (DIN designation) 

Polyphenylene ether (PPE) is an amorphous standard ther-moplastic. PPE is usually only used when modified by the addition of PA or PS. By varying the proportion of the com-ponents,  different  modifications  can  be  created  to  with-stand  higher  thermal  and  mechanical  loads.  However,  these have a negative impact or processability. As a result of modification and the addition of fillers such as glass fibre, the  mechanical  properties  of  the  material  can  be  varied even further.

PE (DIN designation)

Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic polymer produced by the polymerization of ethylene. In terms of the production quantity produced, polyethylene is among the largest group of plastics, the polyolefins. Because of its degree of crystal-linity, PE belongs to the group of partially crystalline ther-moplastics. The most commonly used types PE (PE-HD),PE 5 (PE-HMW), PE 10 (PE-UHMW) and the low-density polyetheylene  types  (PE-LD,  PE-LLD)  differ  in  terms  of  their molecular weight and the degree of molecular chain branching.

 PP (DIN designation)

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic manufactured by the catalytic polymerization of propene. Polypropylene belongs to the group of polyolefines.  Polypropylenes (PP) are universal standard plastics with  well-balanced properties. The Ensinger semi-finished prod-uct  portfolio  contains  two  main  types  of  polypropylene:TECAPRO MT and TECAFINE PP.