Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

 Plastic Properties of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS plastic molding)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is the polymerization of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, and Styrene monomers. Chemically, this thermoplastic family of plastics is called “terpolymers”, in that they involve the combination of three different monomers to form a single material that draws from the properties of all three. ABS possesses outstanding impact strength and high mechanical strength, which makes it so suitable for tough consumer products. Additionally, ABS has good dimensional stability and electrical insulating properties.

ABS Resistance: Excellent resistance (no attack) to Glycerine, Inorganic Salts, Alkalis, Many Acids, Most Alcohols and Hydrocarbons. Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Weak Acids. Poor resistance (not recommended for use with) Strong Acids and Solvents, Ketones, Aldehydes, Esters, and some Chlorinated Hydrocarbons.

ABS molding Quick Facts:

Maximum Temperature: 176°F 80°C

Minimum Temperature: -4°F -20°C

Autoclavable: No

Melting Point: 221°F 105°C

Tensile Strength: 4,300 psi

Hardness: R110

UV Resistance: Poor



Specific Gravity: 1.04

ABS plastic molding Fabrication:It can be thermo-formed, pressure formed, blow molded, sheared, sawed, drilled, or even “cold stamped”. Joints can be ultrasonic welded, thermo-welded, and chemically bonded. Impact resistant. Commonly used for telephone bodies, safety helmets, piping, furniture, car components, TV casings, radios, control panels, and similar. Valve bodies, material handling equipment