High-temperature stable and electroplatable
October 17, 2016
Covestro has developed a blend for fabricating chrome-plated plastic components that is extremely heat-resistant and suitable for electroplating. Apec® 150 PG (plating grade) is based on a copolycarbonate and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (PC-HT+ABS). Its Vicat B softening temperature (ISO 306) is 146 Grad Celsius, or about 35 degrees higher than that of electroplatable standard polycarbonate/ABS blends. Read the full article from Covestro here.