Plastics Europe Public LCI Database
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Data set: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (09.00.000)

Full name
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS); emulsion polymerisation, bulk polymerisation or combined processes; production mix, at producer; n/a
Location
EU-27
Reference year
2010
Valid until
2022
Reference flow(s)
Type
LCI result
Parameterized?
no
LCIA results included?
no
Category
Processes / Production / Material production / Plastic production
Synonyms
Use advice for data set
The data set can be used for all LCA/CF studies where the product is needed. Combination with individual unit processes using this commodity enables the generation of user-specific (product) LCAs. Due to its combination of strength and impact resistance, ABS is widely used as an engineering material. The main consumers are the automotive industry, the domestic appliances industry, the data technology and telecommunications area, and producers of refrigeration equipment, toys, sports articles, and semi-finished articles. ABS can be recycled, used articles can be ground and directly recycled in the pro-duction process. Furthermore, energy recovery by incineration is also possible.
Data set use approval
No official approval by producer or operator
General comment
The main data source was a data collection from European producers of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Primary data on gate-to-gate ABS production is derived from site-specific information for processes under operational control supplied by the participating companies of this eco-profile. Primary production data for ABS production are from four different European suppliers: overall five sites for ABS production are included in the average calculations. This covers more than 90 % of the European ABS (EU-27) production in 2013.
LCI Method Principle
Attributional
LCI Method Approaches
  • Allocation - market value
  • Allocation - mass
  • Allocation - exergetic content
  • Not applicable
  • Allocation - net calorific value
Completeness of product model
All relevant flows quantified
Reviews
  • Independent internal review by
    Data quality indicators
    • Overall quality: Good
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Good
    • Precision: Good
    • Completeness: Good
    • Geographical representativeness: Good
    • Time representativeness: Very good
    • Technological representativeness: Good
  • Independent external review by
    Data quality indicators
    • Overall quality: Not evaluated / unknown
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Very good
    • Precision: Very good
    • Completeness: Good
    • Geographical representativeness: Good
    • Time representativeness: Good
    • Technological representativeness: Very good
License and access conditions
Copyright
yes
License type
Other
Access information
GaBi (source code, database including extension modules and single data sets, documentation) remains property of PE INTERNATIONAL AG. PE INTERNATIONAL AG delivers GaBi licenses comprising data storage medium and manual as ordered by the customer. The license guarantees the right of use for one installation of GaBi. Further installations using the same license are not permitted. Additional licenses are only valid if the licensee holds at least one main license. Licenses are not transferable and must only be used within the licensee's organisation. Data sets may be copied for internal use. The number of copies is restricted to the number of licenses of the software system GaBi the licensee owns. The right of use is exclusively valid for the licensee. All rights reserved.
Owner of data set
Plastics Europe
Technical purpose
Due to its combination of strength and impact resistance, ABS is widely used as an engineering material. The main consumers are the automotive industry, the domestic appliances industry, the data technology and telecommunications area, and producers of refrigeration equipment, toys, sports articles, and semi-finished articles. ABS can be recycled, used articles can be ground and directly recycled in the pro-duction process. Furthermore, energy recovery by incineration is also possible.
Input Products
No records found.
Co-Products
No records found.
Data set version
09.00.000
Time stamp (last saved)
2015-03-01T00:00:00+01:00
Data set format
ILCD format 1.1
Compliance systems
  • UNEP SETAC Life Cycle Initiative (Overall compliance: Not defined)
  • GaBi conformity system (Overall compliance: Fully compliant)
  • ILCD Data Network - Entry-level (Overall compliance: Not defined)
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Process is not registered in any registry
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