Plastim ABS

ABS

Overview

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is the polymerization of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, and Styrene monomers. Chemically, this thermoplastic family of plastics is called "thermopolymers", in that they involve the combination of three different monomers to form a single material that draws from the properties of all three. ABS can be used in temperatures ranging from -50°C to +70°C

Benefits:

Good mechanical strength and hardness.
Resists scratching.
High surface strength.
High impact strength.
High dimensional stability.

Weaknesses:

Not weather resistant.
Limited resistance to acid and caustic solutions.

Applications:

It can be used for parts with a high demand of impact strength or in low temperature conditions.
Domestic appliances.
Telephone handsets.
Computer housings
Equipment housings.
Lawn mower covers.
Safety helmets.
Luggage shells.
Pipes and fittings.