Differences between technical compounds and compound CaCO3

Besides varieties of compound CaCO3, EuroPlas also offers 2 types of technical resins:

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).

ABS and PVC are commonly used polymers in various industries.

ABS Compound

ABS Compound is a technical polymer made of styrene (40-60%), acrylonitrile (15-35%) and polybutadiene (5-30%). Mechanical properties of ABS Compound such as impact resistant can vary from medium to high depending on the temperature and other conditions during the product processes. ABS resins performed good to excellent resistant to concentrated and dilute acids, alkalins, alcohols and mineral oils but they are swollen by several organic solvents, esters and ketones.

ABS Compound CaCO3 carries full range of properties of substances constituting them. Specifically, hardness and durability with temperature and chemicals are due to acrylonitrile; machinability and durability form styrene; plasticity and impact resistance due to butadiene. Therefore ABS is used a lot in household industries.

In general, Europlas ABS Compound is made from ABS carrier resin, high quality color powder, filler and other additives. It is widely applied in plastic industry for many advantages. Using ABS calcium carbonate masterbatch helps plastic manufactures keep the production costs low as well as improving the hardness and the surface features such as physical or chemical durability of plastic products.

At EuroPlas, we supply 3 different types of ABS Compound: ABS 7003 Compound, ABS 3002 Compound and ABS 2018 Compound.

Physical properties

  • Flammable when exposed to high temperatures
  • Being damaged by sunlight and heat
  • Fairly electrical properties
  • Good impact resistant and toughness

Chemical properties

  • Chemical formula: (C8H8.C4H6.C3H3N)n
  • Melting point: 105oC
  • Usage temperature: -25oC to 60oC


  • Injection molding and extrusion
  • Heaters, helmets or kids’ toys, etc. producing
  • Manufacturing drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipe systems, musical instruments, medical devices and kitchen appliances.
  • Electrical industry, car and motorbike insudtry

PVC Compound

PVC is the world’s third-most widely used polymer (after polyethylene and polypropylene). PVC has 2 most common forms: plastilized PVC (P-PVC, flexible form) and unplastilized PVC (U-PVC, rigid form). PVC Compound CaCO3 are manufactured by EuroPlas with special formulas for each type and requirement, including PVC powders, thermal stabilizers, lubricants, premium pigments, machining aids, plasticizers, fillers and some other additives.

pvc compound caco3

Optical properties:

  • White, brittle solid without coloring

Mechanical properties:

  • High hardness and mechanical properties, especially in U-PVC
  • Heat stability is poor in raw PVC
  • Good insulation

Chemical properties:

  • Chemically resistant to acids, salts, fats and alcohols.
  • Slightly soluble in tetrahydrofuran

Compound CaCO3 is not Technical Compound

Plastilized PVC
(P-PVC) Compound


  • Electric cables
  • Flat sheets and films
  • PVC fabric
  • Medical containers, gloves and medical plastic-based devices
  • Construction (flooring)
Unplastilized PVC
(U-PVC) Compound


  • Pipes
  • Construction (doors, windows, etc.)
  • Industrial bottles and non-food packagings
  • Economical cards (banking cards or membership cards, etc.)
Anti-flame PVC Compound

EuroPlas’s fire-retardant PVC compound CaCO3 is manufactured by increasing the anti-flammable and heat-resistant ingredients while retaining other properties of hardness/softness of the product, suitable for many intended utilities.