ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ) is a plastic compound widely used in different fields and also in the furniture industry.
Its characteristics converts it in a most adequate raw material for the production of edge-bands.
The majority of our customers are PVC consumers, reason why most of our stock is available in PVC .
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Nevertheless, upon order, any one of our references can be produced in ABS.
The matching process and the finishes are the same for ABS and for PVC. (Click here to see them)
Advantages of ABS vs. PVC edges:
ABS is more stable, as it maintains more efficiently its physical characteristics to temperature changes, whereas PVC softens when exposed to heat, and hardens when exposed to low temperatures (risk of splintering), thus being ABS more stable.
In consequence to the above mentioned, the application of ABS edges can be accomplished at higher speed, and at the same time provide a higher finish quality of the edge-band .
Due to its composition, it has a higher resistance to surface scratches, important fact for plain colors, as, in wood grain designs, the varnish applied provides the necessary resistance.
It is more ecologic, the combustion of PVC produces toxic fumes (hydrochloric acid), this not being the case of ABS.
Due to its composition, ABS will minimize the wear of tools used in the application process of edges.
Disadvantages of ABS vs. PVC:
The combustion of ABS produces a non-auto-extinguishable flame in comparison to PVC which is auto-extinguishable .
ABS is more expensive than PVC .
ABS has a minor variety of designs .