Thermoplastic enclosures are made of polycarbonate (PC) or acrylnitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) materials. High impact-resistant polystyrene (PS) enclosures are available to order.
Polycarbonate is an amorphous thermal plastic material whose high heat resistance and excellent physical properties make it an ideal material for enclosures. Polycarbonate can withstand a wide range of temperature fluctuations and its good electrical properties are unaffected by humidity. As a self-extinguishing material, polycarbonate requires no protective coating.
ABS is another amorphous thermal plastic material with good physical properties and high resistance to chemical attack. It is an ideal cost effective material. ABS materials are less protective against UV rays if directly exposed. However, it can be used if protected against weather influences.
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