ASA Resin

ASA Resin Properties & Uses

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Material ASA
Chemical Name Acrylate Styrene; Acrylonitrile
 Structure Amorphous
Opacity Opaque
Strength Tough, UV-Resistant
Specific Gravity 1.06-1.08
Shrinkage 0.2 to 0.7%
Melting Point 221° F
 Deflection Temperature (Unannealed 170° to 218° F; (Annealed) 190° to 217° F
Service Temperature 167° F

Applications

ASA resin is commonly used for outdoor and automotive applications due to its strong weather resistance, color fade resistance, UV resistance and mechanical properties.

  • Exterior Siding
  • Automotive Side Mirror Housings
  • Signage
  • Marine Applications
  • Other Consumer Electronics
Advantages
  • Weather Resistance
  • UV Resistance
  • Color Fade/Aging/Yellowing Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Toughness
  • Rigidity
  • Thermal Stability
Disadvantages
  • Toxic smoke generated when burned

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