Construction

Many options are available from all polymer groups with weatherability, flammability and high impact resistant properties.

Our material portfolio includes:

  • ABS & MABS – LG Chem
  • ASA – LG Chem
  • PA6, PA66 – LG Lumid
  • PC – LG Lupoy
  • PMMA – LG MMA
  • SMMA – LG MMA
  • POM – KEP Kepital
  • PP – Haiplen, Nilene
  • PVC
  • TPE – Niflex, Taroprene

Product Focus – ASA LG Chem

ASA (Acrylate-Styrene-Acrylonitrile) is a copolymer of SAN reinforced with Acrylic rubber. It is an ideal choice for outdoor applications due to its high environmental resistance. As such ASA is now considered as a replacement to PVC for certain applications.

LG Chem’s portfolio of ASA products is extensive. Low and high gloss, heat resistant, anti-abrasion and scratch resistance grades are just some of the products available.

Grades for all processing methods exist, as well as high rubber content grades for compounding and co-extrusion/capping grades.

Key Properties:

  • High resistance to UV exposure, superior to PVC
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Superior impact resistance at lower temperatures compared to PMMA
  • Ease of colouring and excellent colour fastness compared to PVC
  • Wide range of aesthetic appearances
  • Eco-friendly, recyclable and Low TVOC levels
  • Retention of dimensional stability and mechanical properties akin to those of ABS

Applications:

  • Decking (Co-extruded)
  • Fascia soffits
  • Cladding / Sidings
  • Window profiles
  • Doors cassettes
  • Roof line
  • Deco Sheet
  • Edge bands