How Does Plastic Enclosures React with Very High and Extreme Temperatures? - HLSRN

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How Does Plastic Enclosures React with Very High and Extreme Temperatures?

I have a great French bulldog and I really love him to the moon and the back. Unfortunately, because of his type of breed, unlike what people thinks he is really a high maintenance pet. Before you can have a French bulldog for a puppy you need to ask around, be with people who owned this type of pet or search online about the breed and its unique characteristics.

I did my fair share of research and I just came to discover that this type of dog breed should not be exposed to really hot temperatures and its anatomy and physiology is heavily responsible for it. Because of their compacted airways they have the innate inability to regulate their internal temperature. While other dogs can survive extreme heat, a French bulldog can die at any given moment.

With this in mind, same with dog breeds, temperature has been often a big concern for the users and the companies alike. This is very important especially if they are selecting an enclosure. Some of the users are searching for enclosures that can be entirely used and exposed to very high and low temperature environment depending on their application.  

They are looking for plastic enclosures that cannot crack, melt, or be distorted in any way. The majority of the enclosures of some companies are being molded using an ABS plastic or a Polycarbonate one.

This is because the performing temperature range on ABS plastic is -17°C to 80°C (0°F to 176°F). The acceptable range of temperature for a Polycarbonate one is -40°C to 120°C (-40°F to 248°F).

Together with this unique material characteristics, some of the companies’ enclosure are being manufactured using an ABS plastic. These companies can offer some of the boxes made from other high heat material option called Noryl®.  This material has a chemical framework of modified Polyphenylene Oxide and it can withstand temperature that ranges from -40°C to 95°C (-40°F to 203°F).