Excellent Processing Performance with a Wide Array of Flow and Impact Options

In addition to its outstanding range of specialty grades, SABIC offers a broad selection of general-purpose Cycolac ABS resins. These highly colorable products offer excellent processing performance and a wide array of flow and impact options. SABIC’s general-purpose portfolio offers Cycolac grades designed either for extrusion or injection molding, including grades for medical, food contact, high gloss, low gloss, flame retardant, and other requirements.

Why Cycolac™

Why Cycolac™

Cycolac’s excellent impact strength and toughness make it ideal for use in situations where the material may be subjected to heavy impact or stress. In addition, its good flow properties allow it to be easily processed and molded into complex shapes. Furthermore, it exhibits good resistance to chemicals and solvents, making it a suitable choice for use in applications where it will be exposed to harsh chemicals or cleaning agents. Cycolac resin can also be blended with other thermoplastics, such as polycarbonate, to create a material with enhanced properties, further expanding its versatility.

Characteristics and Properties

Cycolac ABS resins are terpolymers that are formed by blending an amorphous thermoplastic copolymer of acrylonitrile (A) and Styrene (S) and an elastomeric component which is usually polybutadiene or a butadiene copolymer (B). The flexibility offered by the use of the three monomer systems allows the property profile to be tailored to meet a broad range of end-use requirements. Characteristics and properties found across the product line include:

  • High gloss finish
  • Good low-temperature ductility
  • Excellent thermal properties
  • Very good processing performance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low shrinkage, low warping
  • High dimensional stability
  • Good electrical properties
  • Good paintability

Markets and Applications

Automotive and Mobility

Automotive and Mobility

Cycolac's excellent impact resistance, durability, and chemical resistance make it a popular choice in the mobility/automotive industry. Common applications include:

  • Interior trim
  • Instrument panels
  • Exterior body parts
  • Lighting components
  • HVAC components
  • Engine and under-the-hood components
  • Functional parts and supports
  • Aftermarket products
Electrical and Electronics

Electrical and Electronics

Cycolac's good flow properties, high heat resistance, and flame retardant properties make it an ideal material for the electrical and electronics industry.

Common applications include:

  • Enclosures and housings
  • Computer peripherals
  • Electronic devices
  • Display panels and bezels
  • Consumer electronics
  • Audio and speaker systems


Cycolac resin is also used in various industrial applications such as housings for power tools, industrial equipment, and appliances. Its excellent impact resistance and durability make it a popular choice for these applications. Common applications include:

  • Protective equipment
  • Tooling and prototyping
  • Pipe fittings
  • Housing and enclosures
  • Packaging and material handling
  • Agricultural equipment and components


Cycolac resin's high chemical resistance and durability make it a suitable choice for medical applications such as medical device housings and components. Common applications include:

  • Medical equipment housing
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Surgical instruments and handles
  • Medical device components
  • Rehabilitation and mobility aids
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