Our gray ASA/ABS plates are available with a standard format of 2000mm x 1000mm in thicknesses of 2mm or 4mm in our Online-Shop. The panels are specially made in the color window gray according to the RAL color system and are completely dyed, so that surfaces and processing edges have the same color gray, which corresponds to the color RAL7040 (window gray). The solid plates consist of a particularly impact-resistant layer of ABS plastic which serves as a carrier material and occupies about 80% of the total strength. The top layer with a layer thickness of about 20%, is made of weather-resistant ASA and has a medium grain (see detail image), which is reminiscent of the structure of leather. Due to the ASA top layer, our ASA/ABS panels are suitable for permanent outdoor use and are therefore often used for facade cladding and roller shutter box covers or weatherboards due to the special coloring in window gray. Our ASA/ABS standard plates are delivered without protective film, but are relatively insensitive to scratching. The grained surface structure also contributes to the fact that slight scratches on the surface are noticed.
Our sheets of gray ASA/ABS are fused into two layers of different plastics to form a single sheet during extrusion. A distinction is made in the carrier layer consisting of impact-resistant but not weather-resistant ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer) and in the upper layer of UV- and weather-resistant ASA (acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate copolymer). Through this so-called coextrusion, the positive properties of the two plastics are combined to form a solid and inseparable plastic plate.
ABS and ASA are very similar in mechanical and thermal properties, but the different in the fact of thermoforming temperatures is about 10%. While the softening temperature of ABS is about 102°C, it is about 92°C at ASA. This should be considered when thermoforming. The main difference and the main reason for the combination of the two plastics lies in the impact resistance of ABS and the weatherproof properties of ASA, so that a shock-resistant plastic plate is produced, which can be used for years outdoors, without the plastic through the effect of UV-radiation fades or becomes brittle.
Just like our black ASA/ABS plates, our gray plates are certified by the TÜV Rheinland, as shatterproof. The ASA/ABS panels can therefore easily be used for the manufacture of body parts or interior trim in the automotive industry by means of the corresponding test certificate, in which the panels were checked for their splinter safety. The test is carried out according to specified criteria and with different test specimens at different heights and different ambient temperatures at which our plastic sheets have easily exceeded the requirements. It should be noted, that the TÜV certification exclusively refers on ASA/ABS plates from our online shop (and not on ASA/ABS (muss hier nicht ABS stehen??) in general) and is only valid in connection with our delivery note.
In addition to the standard plates made of gray ASA/ABS in a format of 2,0 x 1,0 meters, we also offer our TÜV-tested ASA/ABS plates in the cut, so you can buy the plates directly in the size you need. By specifying the dimensions for length and width in millimeters, as well as the selection of the strengths 2mm or 4mm, the delivery of your desired plates in millimeter precision cut takes place on one of our CNC saws with very low manufacturing tolerances of +/- 1mm.
- ASA/ABS panels in window gray are used for facade cladding or window frames
- ASA/ABS plates are due to the TÜV certification to splinter safety suitable for body parts in the car industry
- ASA/ABS plates are thermoformed to UV-resistant housings for electronic devices
- ASA/ABS plates are shock-resistant and are used in mechanical engineering for covers and housing parts
- and many more
Our ASA/ABS standard panels in window gray are just as easy to machine as wood panels. Also the tools needed are identical to those used for processing wood. For example, ASA/ABS can be cut to the desired final format by sawing, milling, grinding or punching. A blank with a CO2 laser can also be used for contours in any shape and is very often used by us for inquiries for ASA/ABS blanks.
Especially in the industrial series production of plastic parts, such as bumpers, notebooks or housings for electrical appliances, ABS is processed by deep drawing. This also applies to our ASA/ABS plates, which can be deformed warm at relatively low temperatures. The welding of ASA/ABS with each other or with ABS plastics is often used in practice to obtain a permanent and secure connection of the parts to be joined. For this, a conventional welding wire made of ABS is enough. No welding wire made of ASA/ABS is needed. Instead of welding, our ASA/ABS can also be adhesively bonded. For this purpose we offer in our Online-Shop the special adhesive ABSprofi of our own brand S-Polybond, which adheres the plastic parts by cold welding process.
The varnishing of our gray ASA/ABS panels is possible with a suitable varnish. For the best possible result, we recommend treating the surfaces to be painted with a primer to ensure lasting adhesion of the paint. Basically, the lamination, so the gluing with a film, would be feasible, but it is hardly possible due to the grained surface structure of the ASA cover layer to apply the film without air inclusions. This also results in limited adhesion of the film to the surface.
NOTE: Our ASA/ABS standard panels in window gray are delivered without protective foil, as it is difficult to install on the ASA top layer.