Every year almost every day if fast you can see many innovations in design, material and function for suitcase. It is really hard for us to choose the right luggage. if you are hardside luggage preference, what kind of hard luggage is right for you? Now let me make it clear in material: ABS Vs Polycarbonate luggage.
We all know that ABS and polycarbonate is the most common plastic used in suitcase market. Polycarbonate is higher impact resistance than ABS, so it makes for stronger suitcase. surely with higher price range. ABS suitcases are cheaper than Polycarbonate ones, but they are often heavier and do not last as long.
ABS is a blend of three kinds plastic, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene.
. Acrylonitrile makes it resistant to chemical corrosion and heat, and has certain surface hardness.
. Butadiene makes it has high elasticity and toughness,.
. Styrene makes it has the processing and molding characteristics of thermoplastics and improves the electrical properties.
Therefore, ABS plastic is a kind of “tough, hard and rigid” material with easy availability, good comprehensive performance, low price and wide application as well as has been widely used in machinery, electrical, textile, automobile, aircraft, ship and other manufacturing industries and chemical industry.
In hard shell luggage industry, ABS luggage is the cheapest, but unfortunately it’s also not the most durable. So luggage manufacturer is also clever and try their best to solve it, Who use ABS combined with other materials to make a stronger suitcase overall.
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Polycarbonate is an amorphous thermoplastics with many characteristics which make it ideal material for hardside luggage. High degress of hardness and impact resistance make suitcase durable. High transparency can be easily processed into different colors and shapes. The high elasticity allows the suitcase to be bent and dented and quickly return to its original shape. Polycarbonate is also popular to use in luggage because it’s so lightweight and can take more clothing with less concerns weight limitation on flight. And even better, it’s also fireproof. It is almost impossible to break and has the highest level of strength of all luggage materials.
Some famous brand luggage are using this material like Samsonite, Delsey, Traveler’s choice.
Price and usage
ABS Vs Polycarbonate luggage
Just depend on the characteristics, you may think the polycarbonate of luggage are wise choice, but the price is also very higher than pure ABS material. A full set of pure luggage in price almost equal a medium size polycarbonate luggage. Well-made 100% polycarbonate luggage will never below $100. If you’re a frequent traveler, the best options for your is polycarbonate luggage. otherwise you will just waste money on purchasing pure ABS luggage and have to replace it more often.
Surely, If you want to send a suitcase as a gift to children, ABS luggage is not the second option, because It is cheaper and lighter.
If you are just looking for spare luggage, don’t consider too much to get a ABS luggage.