Home  |   Log In  |   Register
Tel: 800-334-7585
Supplying Science and Education Since 1957
Plastic Properties of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
ABS Machine Guards
Two machine shrouds manufactured of both black and white ABS sheet, heat bent and then solvent bonded together.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is the polymerization of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, and Styrene monomers.Chemically, this thermoplastic family of plastics is called "terpolymers", in that they involve the combination of three different monomers to form a single material that draws from the properties of all three. ABS possesses outstanding impact strength and high mechanical strength, which makes it so suitable for tough consumer products. Additionally, ABS has good dimensional stability and electrical insulating properties.

Dynalab Corp's plastic fabrication shop fabricates many catalog and custom ABS products. If you can't find the product you require on our website please e-mail for a custom quote.

Don't see the answers to your ABS questions? It must be time to see what Mr. Plastic has to say. Mr. Plastic is a wealth of technical, practical and even some hysterical plastic advice. Please submit your request via e-mail, phone calls will not be accepted.

 ABS Resistance:
   ABS Quick Facts:
Excellent resistance (no attack) to Glycerine, Inorganic Salts, Alkalis, Many Acids, Most Alcohols and Hydrocarbons
  • Max Temp: 176°F 80°C
• Min Temp: -4°F -20°C
• Autoclavable: No
• Melting Point: 221°F 105°C
• Tensile Strength: 4,300 psi
• Hardness: R110
• UV Resistance: Poor
• Translucent
• Rigid
• Specific Gravity: 1.04
Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Weak Acids
Poor resistance (not recommended for use with) Strong Acids and Solvents, Ketones, Aldehydes, Esters, and some Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
 ABS Fabrication:    Additional Information:
• It can be thermo-formed, pressure formed, blow molded, sheared, sawed, drilled, or even "cold stamped"
• Joints can be ultrasonic welded, thermo-welded, and chemically bonded
• Impact resistant
• Commonly used for telephone bodies, safety helmets, piping, furniture, car components, TV casings, radios, control panels, and similar
• Valve bodies, material handling equipment

• Chemical Properties A-F
• Chemical Properties G-Z
• Physical Properties

• Use and Care of Plastics

The downloads above are
Adobe PDF files and require
Adobe Acrobat Reader