is ABS Material?
Butadiene Styrene) is a
thermoplastic resin commonly used for
injection molding applications.
ABS Plastic is a copolymer of Acrylonitrile,
Butadiene, and Styrene, and generally
possess medium strength and performance at
medium cost. ABS is a common thermoplastic resin and can
often meet the property requirements at a
reasonable price, falling between standard
resins (PVC, polyethylene, polystyrene,
etc.) and engineering resins (acrylic,
nylon, acetal, etc.). ABS is considered the
best of the styrenic family. It is tough,
hard and rigid and has good chemical
resistance and dimensional stability.
ABS is derived from acrylonitrile,
butadiene, and styrene. Acrylonitrile is a
synthetic monomer produced from propylene
and ammonia; butadiene is a petroleum
hydrocarbon obtained from butane; and
styrene monomers, derived from coal, are
commercially obtained from benzene and
ethylene from coal. The advantage of ABS is
that this material combines the strength and
rigidity of the acrylonitrile and styrene
polymers with the toughness of the
polybutadiene rubber. The most amazing
mechanical properties of ABS are resistance
and toughness. A variety of modifications
can be made to improve impact resistance,
toughness, and heat resistance. The impact
resistance can be amplified by increasing
the proportions of polybutadiene in relation
to styrene and acrylonitrile although this
causes changes in other properties. Impact
resistance does not fall off rapidly at
lower temperatures. Stability under load is
excellent with limited loads.
Even though ABS plastics are used largely
for mechanical purposes, they also have good
electrical properties that are fairly
constant over a wide range of frequencies.
These properties are little affected by
temperature and atmospheric humidity in the
acceptable operating range of temperatures.
The final properties will be influenced to
some extent by the conditions under which
the material is processed to the final
product; for example, molding at a high
temperature improves the gloss and heat
resistance of the product whereas the
highest impact resistance and strength are
obtained by molding at low temperature.
the features and limitations of ABS
- Tough, hard and rigid
- Good chemical resistance
- Dimensional stability
- Creep resistant
- Outstanding formability
- Very high impact strength
- High tensile strength and stiffness
- Excellent high and low temperature
- Resistant to many plasticizers
- Excellent ductility
What are the applications for ABS
ABS can be
used to make light, rigid, molded products
such as piping, musical instruments (most
notably recorders and plastic clarinets),
golf club heads (used for its good shock
absorbance), automotive body parts, wheel
covers, enclosures, protective head gear,
vballs [reusable paintballs], and toys
including LEGO bricks.
some of the most common variations of ABS
most common different types of ABS Resin
are: General Purpose ABS, Low Gloss
ABS, High Gloss ABS, High Impact ABS, High
Flow ABS (Low Viscosity ABS), and Plateable
I view a typical data sheet, MSDS (Material
Safety Data Sheet), or processing /molding
guide for ABS Material?
You can view a typical plastic data
sheet, MSDS, or Processing / Molding Guide
via the link below.
I purchase ABS Material?
company Premier Plastic Resins, Inc. allows
you to purchase ABS Plastic Resin Material
online or by phone. Premier Plastic
Resins accepts all major credit cards and
also provides terms upon approval.
Click the link below for more information.
some common brand and/or trade names for ABS