Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic resin commonly used for injection molding applications. ABS Plastic is a copolymer of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, and Styrene, and generally possess moderate strength and performance. ABS is considered the best of the styrene family, it is tough, hard and rigid and has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability.

Even though ABS plastics are used largely for mechanical purposes, they also have good electrical properties that are fairly constant over a wide range of frequencies. These properties are little affected by temperature and atmospheric humidity in the acceptable operating range of temperatures. The final properties will be influenced to some extent by the conditions under which the material is processed to the final product. For example, molding at a high temperature improves the gloss and heat resistance of the product whereas the highest impact resistance and strength are obtained by molding at low temperature.