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METABLEN™ C 223A is a butadiene-based rubber and graft copolymer. It is used as an impact modifier for ABS, polyamides, PC, PLA, and other matrix resins in automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, and consumer goods applications.FeaturesImpact resistanceSuper high impact strength in all temperatures*METABLEN™ is provided by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group.

Chemical Family: Butadienes

Functions: Impact Modifier

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), Polyamides, Polycarbonates (PC), Polyesters, Polylactic Acid (PLA), Polypropylenes (PP), Polystyrenes (PS), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO)

Processing Methods: Extrusion, Injection Molding

End Uses: Aerospace Applications, Appliances, Automotive Applications, Automotive Electronics, Construction Applications, Consumer Applications

Technical Data Sheet

Knowde Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Plastics & Elastomers Functions

Features & Benefits

Product Features

High impact strength in all temperature zone

Product Benefits


  • Processability
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Dispersibility of Fillers
  • Productivity

Engineering Plastics

  • Mechanical Properties
  • Flame retardancy
  • Processability 

Polyolefins Elastomers

  • Processability
  • Flame retardancy
  • Dispersibility of Fillers
  • Productivity improvement 

Applications & Uses

Plastics & Elastomers Processing Methods
Recommended Applications
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Electric & Electronic
  • Aerospace & Aviation
  • Consumer goods

Applicable Polymers & Resins:

  • PC, PC polymer alloy, PVC, PLA, ABS, HIPS, PS etc.


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Particle Size0.1 - 1μm

Technical Details & Test Data

Metablen's Impact Modifier Technology

METABLEN™ C 223A - Metablen'S Impact Modifier Technology

Particle size: 0.1~1μm

Rubber type Rubber elasticity (at R.T.) Rubber elasticity (at low temp.) Weatherability
Acrylic ++ + ++
Silicone/Acrylic ++ ++ ++
Butadiene ++ ++ -

METABLENT C-223A is silicone-acrylic rubber type impact modifier

Impact Modifier for PC

Impact Modifier

Izod Impact strength

Flexural Modulus
(23°C, kg/cm²)

(1/4’’, kg cm/cm²)
23°C 0°C -30°C
Blank 20 18 17 22900

C - 223A

5phr 82 78 31 21000
10phr 75 65 45 19900

Acrylic IM

5phr 80 70 18 21200
10phr 73 50 29 20600

Other Butadienyl IM

5phr 69 65 25 21400
10phr 59 50 38 20000


Formulation (set value):
Polycarbonate (PC): Mw=25,000

Evaluation (set value):
Izod impact strength : ASTM D-245 mold notch
Flexural Modulus : 1/8"x1/2" Span Length : 50mm

C-223A shows better impact strength than other impact modifiers even at below freezing point.

Improved Plastic Toughness

METABLEN™ C 223A - Improved Plastic Toughness