In contrast to some thermoplastics, in which weld strengths equal to those of the base resins can be achieved, tests on two grades of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin (ABS) show weld strengths on the order of 90-95% of the strength of ABS, with slightly higher values being obtained at lower rubber levels. Welds of ABS to four other thermoplastics are shown to have strengths in the range of 65-83% of the strength of ABS, the weakest of the five thermoplastics. The welding of ABS to bisphenol-A polycarbonate is examined in detail. Optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy are used to characterize the morphology of the weld.
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Vibration welding of ABS to itself and to polycarbonate, poly(butylene terephthalate), poly(ether imide) and modified poly(phenylene oxide) / V . K. Stokes* and S . Y . Hobbs // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 1222-1231.