ABS or POLYPROPYLENE?
Whether you need a case for transporting sensitive equipment on a military mission or protecting your camera while travelling, you have to choose between ABS or Polypropylene. Depending on the requirements, either ABS or PP will perform better and last longer in your specific conditions. If you're not sure which option is best for you, contact us for an advice.
ABS, a short for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is durable and rigid plastic, which resists freezing temperatures better than PP. ABS can be solvent welded, so modifications/ customization options are almost limitless. It can also be field repaired, making ABS the perfect choice for expeditions or military missions. All our ABS cases are UV-resistant as we add a UV inhibitor to the raw material, unlike our competitors.
Polypropylene (PP) is automobile grade with microcellular foam for weight reduction and solid additives for shape stability. PP cases are 20% lighter and more impact resistant than ABS ones. PP has a very high chemical resistance, so it can be used to store corrosive materials. However, it cannot be glued or solvent welded back together (i.e., field repaired) if damaged. Accessories such as panel rings must be attached to the case with screws, not glue, limiting customization. PP perform better than ABS when it gets hot but cracks more easily when it is cold.
The built-in pressure valve equalizes internal pressure only when the latch is opened, preventing entry of contaminating gasses during transport. Our cases are air and watertight to 3 feet/1 m underwater.
UK UltraCases have a proprietary spring-loaded latch that you can easily open and close. However, it remains tightly shut when dropped.
FULL LENGTH HINGES
Our protective cases feature full length hinges with a stainless steel pin for strength and durability you can trust.
In our ABS cases, the main o-ring is made from hollow silicone rubber tubing which is chemically resistant and retains its shape with age.
Our Polypropylene cases feature a Neoprene rubber o-ring which provides an excellent seal.
Each UltraCase has two molded-in attachment points for a shoulder strap and two 1/4 in padlock loops for security.
Need something special? Our UltraCases can be customized with the following options:
• Standard Pluck Foam
• Custom Foam
• Custom Color
• Instrument Panel Kit
• Custom Material