ABS and PVC are all polymer compositions. ABS is made of three types of monomers: styrene, acrylonitrile and butadiene. PVC is formed from vinyl chloride monomers. Both of these polymeric materials are popular in the manufacture of edge banding due to their high chemically stable properties. But the material is chosen differently for different applications depending on the required properties of the final product. The main difference between ABS and PVC is that ABS is less durable and PVC is very strong.
PVC: PVC is among the least expensive materials in the edgeband industry
ABS: ABS undergoes photodegradation under the influence of sunlight, and do not release harmful gas during burning, eco-friendly material.
PVC: PVC is resistant to degradation that occurs due to sunlight.
ABS: ABS products are light and flexible.
PVC: PVC products are hard and durable.
Glass transition temperature
ABS: The ABS glass transition temperature is about 1050C.
PVC: The glass transition temperature of PVC is about 810C.
ABS: Because it burns without harmful gas, ABS can be applied with a laser.
PVC: PVC should only be applied with PVC-friendly devices.