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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

ABS Material Properties and Applications 

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene or ABS, is a hygroscopic, opaque, amorphous thermoplastic resin that can be processed through injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (for sheet/thermoforming), making its low melting temperature and low production cost ideal for many machining processes. ABS formulas can be modified for unique results, with acrylonitrile providing chemical resistance, butadiene bringing toughness and impact resistance, and styrene giving the plastic its rigidity and processability features.

Characteristics and Properties
  • Heat stability
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Great impact strength
  • Processability
  • High rigidity
  • Low, medium and high levels of gloss
  • Excellent aesthetic qualities
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Can be recycled
Popular Applications
  • Automotive parts (interior and exterior)
  • Electrical and electronic assemblies
  • Medical devices and biomedical applications
  • Toys such as building blocks and bricks (Legos)
  • Power tool housings
  • Face guards on wall sockets
  • Packaging
  • 3D printed parts

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

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