Advanced Search Part-No.
Login / Registration Your location/language United Kingdom, English

bl2112-best-of-okw-blogs-b

1. ASA vs ABS – Which Plastic Is Best?

ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate aka Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile) is as tough and dependable as tried and trusted ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). But ASA is much more UV-stable than ABS – so it performs better outdoors.

ABS has for decades been the ‘go-to’ material for our plastic electronic enclosures – and it remains so for many tried and trusted models. But ASA has a great deal going for it. Its UV stability is a big plus – even though many of the new OKW plastic enclosures moulded from ASA will spend most of all of their time indoors.

But that’s no reason to skimp on UV resistance. You have only to see how sunlight fades furniture or pictures to know how much sunlight makes it indoors and how damaging it can be.

Update: This post was first published in June 2018. It refers to the New Products section of our website. At that time, the new products were BODY-CASE, EVOTEC, STYLE-CASE and CONNECT. View the News panel on our Home page to see our latest new products – SLIM-CASE, SMART-PANEL, CONTROL-KNOBS and EASYTEC.