ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS is an opaque engineering thermoplastic that is tough and rigid with high impact strength. It has low water absorption and is resistant to many acids and alkalis for medium concentration.

Performance Characteristics:

  Outstanding impact resistance

  High impact strength – strong and stiff

  Easy to thermoform

  Easy to machine – ideal for turning, drilling, milling, sawing, die cutting

  Easy to bond with adhesives

  Low cost

  Low water absorption

 Resistant to chemicals (alkalis, acids, inorganic salts, acids, some oils)

  FDA approved

Applications:

  Models and prototypes

  Good insulators

  Fittings and pipe works

  Instrument panels

  Communications equipment

  Marine applications

  Orthodontic applications