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Choosing the right raw material: Plastic, the alternative to metal | The choice by enclosure type: ABS or PS enclosure



Choosing the right raw material : Plastic, the alternative to metal

To take the right decision, when it comes to choosing a suitable raw material for the development of a custom designed enclosure, front panel, cover or housing for an electronic device, ask yourself the right questions:

  • Is the operational environment of my device inside a building our outside under surveillance?
  • Does my device need to comply to a norm (I.e. UL, IP, RoHs, Reach, ISO)?
  • Is an aesthetic finish important for my end customer?
  • Does the device have to be manipulated and transported easily?



For most of the projects, using plastic instead of metal, has the following advantages

  • Lighter – easy to manipulate and transport.
  • More possibilities for embellishment, but more fragile.
  • LTP is certified ISO 9001
  • Possibility to choose UL94-V0 listed raw material
  • Possibility of conductive coatings (Uniform or selective).



The choice by enclosure type : ABS or PS enclosure

You are looking for an ABS or PS (UL) enclosure? You are at the right place. To develop a custom design enclosure, front panel, carter or housing in ABS or PS (UL) please find below some technical information regarding the raw material :

ABS raw material (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene):

  • A copolymer thermoplastic ;
  • Excellent mechanical features ;
  • High shock resistance ;
  • Link : Technical Data Sheet.
  • In the product range you can choose between 3mm and 4mm thickness and the raw material colour black and white.



PS – UL raw material (Polystyrene)

  • A thermoplastic polymer ;
  • Good shock resistance ;
  • Excellent electrical isolation ;
  • Good dimensional stability, no internal technical restriction ;
  • Link : Technical Data Sheet.
  • In the product range you can choose between 3mm and 4mm thickness and the raw material colours black and white (RAL9002).
  • The yellow card is available from our suppliers upon request.



Let’s get started contact us now to develop your ABS or PS (UL) bespoke enclosure



Phone : +44 (0)1329281091

Email : uk@ltp-case.co.uk






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