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.