Comparison of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and Polypropylene in Automotive Interior Applications 940706

A study was conducted comparing the physical properties, adhesion capabilities, and impact performance of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polypropylene in a typical interior trim application. The results of this study showed that the ABS resins retained a greater degree of their physical properties and exhibited greater low temperature impact resistance in a side collision than the tested polypropylene materials. Further testing demonstrated that, in general, untreated ABS possessed greater adhesive bond strength than did polypropylene, even after Corona discharge treatment.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.