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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Plastic

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) - Manufacturers - Materials - Classification
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) - This material is a terpolymer of acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. Usual compositions are about half styrene with the balance divided between butadiene and acrylonitrile. Considerable variation is, of course, possible resulting in many different grades of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene with a wide range of features and applications. In addition, many blends with other materials such as polyvinylchloride, polycarbonates and polysulfones have been developed. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene materials can be processed by any of the standard thermoplastic processing methods.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) polymer was first discovered during World War II when its basis, SBR, was used for alternatives to rubber. Commercially acrylonitrile butadiene styrene polymers first became available in the early 1950s in an attempt to obtain the best properties of both polystyrene and styrene acrylonitrile.
Features
Flame Retardant (941), High Heat Resistance (672), High Impact Resistance (560), Good Impact Resistance (423), High Flow (413), Good Processability (359), High Gloss (337), General Purpose (334), Good Flow (310), Good Chemical Resistance (275), 169 More...
Uses
Automotive Applications (586), Electrical/Electronic Applications (558), Housings (331), General Purpose (278), Appliances (205), Business Equipment (154), Automotive Interior Parts (131), Computer Components (103), Electrical Parts (101), Electrical Housing (99), 161 More...
Disadvantages
- Limited weathering resistance
- Moderate heat, moisture and chemical resistance
- Relatively high cost
- Flammable with high smoke generation
Typical Properties and Processing Information
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