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Data set: Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene granulate (ABS) (03.00.000)

Full name
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene granulate (ABS); production mix, at plant
Reference year
Valid until
Reference flow(s)
Partly terminated system
LCIA results included?
Materials production / Plastics
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer; Styrene, acrylonitrile, butadiene polymer; 2-Propenenitrile, polymer with 1,3-butadiene and ethenylbenzene; Acrylonitrile, polymer with 1,3-butadiene and styrene
Use advice for data set
The LCI data set should be used for LCI/ LCA studies where ABS is used along the production chain, e.g. injection moulding, of a product.
Data set use approval
Plastics Europe
General comment
Raw data for polymerization and intermediate products are collected by several producers in Europe; the average is calculated by the consultant based on the production capacity of the companies. The LCI result is calculated with background data from the Boustead database.
LCI Method Principle
LCI Method Approaches
  • Allocation - element content
Completeness of product model
All relevant flows quantified
  • Dependent internal review by
  • Dependent internal review by
  • Independent external review by
    Data quality indicators
    • Overall quality: Good
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Good
    • Precision: Not evaluated / unknown
    • Completeness: Not evaluated / unknown
    • Geographical representativeness: Good
    • Time representativeness: Good
    • Technological representativeness: Good
License and access conditions
Access information
The data set can be used free of charge by anybody to perform LCA studies, to distribute it to third parties, to convert it to other formats, to develop own data sets etc. as long as the copyright and license conditions for the ELCD data sets and the ILCD format are met that can be accessed via Please note e.g. that reference must be given to the 'Owner of data set' and to the 'ELCD database' plus version number, when using the data set or parts thereof. Please note also, that any modifications/omissions of the data set results in invalidity of any existing 'Official approval of data set by producer/operator', that the impression must be avoided that this would still be a complete ELCD data set, and that the content of further fields has to be adjusted. For details see the aforementioned copyright and license conditions.
Owner of data set
Plastics Europe
Technical purpose
ABS is a well known polymer used in many technical and consumer applications such as: interior and exterior automotive parts, housings for domestic appliances such as hair driers and vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances such as mixing machines and refrigerator linings, furniture parts, telephones, toys, pipes and profiles.
Input Products
Data set version
Time stamp (last saved)
Data set format
ILCD format
Compliance system(s)
  • ILCD Data Network - Entry-level (Overall compliance: Fully compliant)
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