What Is ABS Plastic?

ABS = Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS creates a strong plastic as chains of components including acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene are bound together. Although the cost of producing ABS is more expensive than other polystyrenes ABS is a popular thermoplastic to produce due to its outstanding properties. These include:

  • Hard/ tough and resistant to impact
  • Resilience to both high and low temperature within temperatures ranges of -20 to 80 degree Celsius
  • Shiny/ glossy with an attractive appearance
  • ABS can be used for both Extrusion and Injection Moulding by altering the component measurements.
  • Resistant to chemicals including phosphoric and aqueous acids, alkalis and some oils
  • Good electrical properties as it can maintain a constant frequency
  • Recyclable, therefore considered to promote environmental sustainable qualities
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