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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

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ABS Structure

ABS is an amorphous terpolymer of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. ABS is a versatile polymer with a number of good properties including high stiffness, excellent impact / toughness, high gloss, good chemical resistance, and ease of processing. ABS products are available in a wide range of melt flow and impact performance and includes grades for injection molding, extrusion, electroplating and high heat applications. ABS is commonly used in automotive components, electrical and electronic applications, computer, cell phones, and business equipment housings, remote control devices, drain and vent pipes, luggage and sports accessories.


Polymer Characteristics

  • Impact Resistant
  • Good strength and stiffness
  • Various Gloss levels (Matte to High Gloss)
  • Platable Grades
  • Colorable
  • Excellent Aesthetic qualities


Please refer to the applicable sections of our website for specific information regarding each type of ABS.

Processing Methods

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow Molding
  • Thermoforming

Typical Applications

  • Structural components
  • Housings/covers
  • Automotive Interior & Exterior Parts
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Medical devices
  • Electrical components & assemblies
  • Toys (Lego Blocks)
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