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Luran S

Ideal for all sorts of


applications all around
the house

BASF Plastics
key to your success

On the roof, on the facade, in the garden


Luran S displays ideal properties for...
A modern household without
plastics is now unthinkable.
Plastics, however, are also used in
front of the front door, on the roof,
on facing walls and in the garden.
In these locations they are exposed
to particularly high stresses. It is
in just such outdoor positions that
the exceptional properties of the
Luran S grades show themselves
to best advantage. These are
applications which provide pleasure
for many years.

...unclouded
delight all around
in the garden
Be it garden furniture, lights or sprinklers, Luran S ensures that you can
enjoy your leisure time. Whether injection molded or extruded, Luran S is in
good shape whatever the weather.

Due to its outstanding outdoor performance Luran S is practically unaffected


by the environment. Come rain or
shine, heat or cold, Luran S retains
its glowing colors and high impact
strength for many years.
Further advantages of Luran S include
thermal stability, exceptional aging
resistance and high resistance to
chemical attack.
Luran S affords almost unlimited freedom of design and an abundance of
coloring possibilities so there are no
bounds to creativity.

Impact-resistant and
scratch-resistant
Housings made from
Luran S for electrical
devices in the garden

Scratch-resistant
and non-yellowing
Garden furniture
made from Luran S

...an all round


safe feeling
Once installed, alarm systems or fire alarms
remain in use for many years. Depending on their
position they are exposed over this period to considerable levels of UV radiation, rain and snow. In
addition to troublefree operation there are high
demands here on outdoor weathering performance. Thats no problem for Luran S which
effortlessly meets these requirements.

Durable and robust


Fire alarm housing and
fire extinguisher box
made from Luran S

...good connections
all round
The antenna industry is a typical field of application. Luran S can demonstrate its advantages
here. On account of its outstanding UV stability
and high toughness Luran S is the ideal material for parts in television antennae and parabolic
reflectors.

High resistance to
UV and heat
Alarm system enclosure
made from Luran S

Weather-resistant and
impact-resistant
Housings made from Luran S
for satellite and antenna
technology

Resistant to yellowing
and chemicals
Heating controller
with a Luran S housing

Resistant to weathering
and colorfast
Movement detector
housing made from
Luran S

...clear delight
all around
Luran S, however, is not just a plastic
for all weathers. It is also the material
of choice for outdoor electrical devices
subjected to high thermal stresses,
such as lights and movement detectors. Luran S is also highly suitable for
solar cell systems.

High resistance to UV and to


long-term exposure to heat
Lamp covers and support
members for solar cell
installations made from
Luran S

Luran S for outstanding outdoor


performance and resistance to UV

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Fig. 1:
Yellowing of
ABS, Luran
S and blends
when exposed
outdoors (white
pigmentation)

30
25

ABS

20
15

Luran S (ASA+PC)

10

Luran S (ASA)

UV-stabilized Luran S (ASA)

0
-5
0

1000

2000

3000

80
ABS

40
PC +ABS
Luran S (ASA)
40

60

Styrenics
Infopoint

KTSP 9806 e 10.98

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Luran S (ASA+PC)
80
100
120
Duration of storage (weeks)

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Fig. 2:
Yellowing of ABS,
Luran S and
blends (with white
pigmentation)
during heat aging
at 90C

60

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Figure 1 shows the yellowing of whitepigmented plastics when exposed


outdoors. In the initial phase slight discoloration occurs in all plastics. While,
in accord with this, ABS and (PC+ABS)
yellow rapidly, this effect only occurs
very much later in the case of Luran S
and with a lot less intensity.

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Hours of sunshine

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BASFs PlasticsPlusTM covers a range of specialty plastics with the performance that you need. High-performance plastics, biodegradable material
and foams: PlasticsPlusTM provides ideal solutions wherever plastics have
to meet special requirements. We rate diversity and reliability, innovative
solutions and partnership as key factors in providing value to our customers.

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Yellowness index

The weathering of plastics can change


not only their mechanical properties, for
due to the combination of UV radiation,
atmospheric oxygen and heat a clearly
visible yellowing can also frequently
occur (Fig. 2). In this respect also Luran
S is extraordinarily stable on account of
its chemical structure.

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Yellowness index

Luran S exhibits high resistance to


weathering since the elastomer
component consists of a polyacrylate
rubber. By comparison with butadiene
rubbers, as used for example in impactresistant polystyrene, and ABS, Luran S
has substantially higher resistance to
UV radiation and attack by atmospheric
oxygen (Fig. 1).