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Polifil® GFABS

Polifil GFABS

Glass-Reinforced Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene

Polifil® GFABS series compounds combine the most desirable properties of both components - allowing for enhanced processability and toughness together with the stiffness of glass. These compounds are used in firearms, automotive applications and household appliances. Standard processing techniques are applicable.

Use this information as a guide to aid you in selecting the proper resin for your application. TPG will custom compound and fine-tune our formulations for your application.


The property values listed in the PDF document(s) have been obtained using laboratory controlled test methods. They are offered without guarantee since conditions under which the product is used are beyond our control. Mold shrinkage is intended as a guide only, as specific shrinkage is affected by part design, mold design and molding conditions. Therefore, The Plastics Group disclaims any liability for loss or damage incurred in connection with the use of this product.

Physical
ASTM/
Method
Polifil®
GFABS-10
Polifil®
GFABS-20
Polifil®
GFABS-30
Reinforcement content (%) TPG WI 10 20 30
Specific gravity D 792 1.1 1.22 1.28
Melt flow 230/3.8 (g/10 min) D 1238 3-10* 3-10* 3-10*
Water absorption, 24 hours (%) D 570 0.2 0.2 0.15
Mold shrinkage - 1/8" specimen (in/in) D 955 0.003 0.002 0.002
Mechanical @ 73°F        
Tensile strength (psi) D 638 9,500 11,000 13,000
Elongation @ yield (%) D 638 2.0 2.0 2.0
Elongation @ break (%) D 638 3.0 2.0 2.0
Tensile modulus (kpsi) D 638 670 900 910
Flexural modulus, tangent (kpsi) D 790 600 800 930
Flexural strength (psi) D 790 14,800 15,500 16,800
Izod impact, notched (ft-lbs/in) D 256 1.2 1.2 1.0
Gardner impact, 1/2" tup (in-lbs) D 5420 6 4 4
Rockwell hardness (R-scale) D 785 105 114 118
Thermal        
Deflection temperature, 66psi (°F) D 648 210 220 225
Deflection temperature, 264psi (°F) D 648 208 210 212
* melt flow may be specified