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Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)

Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)

SAN Material Properties and Applications

Styrene Acrylonitrile, or SAN, is a copolymer composed of styrene and acrylonitrile that is commonly used in place of polystyrene because of its superior thermal resistance. SAN is a rigid, transparent plastic produced by copolymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile. Similar in form and function to styrene, the resin combines the clarity and rigidity of polystyrene with the strength, hardness, heat and solvent resistance, and stiffness of acrylonitrile. While benefiting from the mechanical properties of polystyrene, SAN’s structure is closely related to ABS, so it provides superior toughness when stressed.

Characteristics and Properties
  • Good heat resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Toughness
  • Excellent gloss
  • Processability
  • Durability
Popular Applications
  • Clear kitchenware and houseware
  • Auto parts
  • Storage containers
  • Electrical appliances and electronics
  • Computer products
  • Battery cases
  • Medical devices, supplies and diagnostics
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Packaging
  • Masterbatch compounding

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Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)

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