ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS plastics provide a balanced combination of mechanical toughness, wide temperature range, good dimensional stability, chemical resistance, electrical insulating properties, and ease of fabrication. ABS plastic is available in a wide range of grades including medium and high-impact, heat-resistant, plateable fire-retardant, and both low and high gloss varieties.

Applications: Computer housings, small appliances, automotive interior trim and medical components

Advantage

 

Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidity
Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABS
Excellent processability and appearance

Disadvantage

 

Poor solvent resistance
Low dielectric strength (not a good insulator)
Low continuous service temperature (melts easily)

Tensile StrengthFlexural ModulusImpact StrengthMax Temp.Chemical Resistance
5000-7500 psi270,000-380,000 psi3.0-7.5 ft-lb/in notched izod140°-200° FPoor to Fair