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ABS Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene is the most widely used engineering thermoplastic today. ABS polymers are useful mixtures of resins and elastomers. The term 'ABS' is an acronym of the initial letters of the three base monomers that make up this plastic: acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. The first ABS polymers were manufactured in the 1950s. The combinations of the copolymers gives ABS excellent surface appearance, stronger, stiffer and tougher than high impact polystyrene and is also superior to it in its resistance to high temperatures and chemicals. ABS can be process with ease and versatility. Can be machined, turned, drilled, milled, sawed, bored, die-cut, routed and sheared using high speed carbide-tipped tools. ABS can be machined finished by filing, grinding, sanding, buffing and polishing. For this reason, they are frequently used to manufacture furniture, car components, TV casings, radios, control panels, and similar.

Colours:


Available in White and Black in Haircell and Leathergrain

Thicknesses:

Sheet Sizes:

1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.5mm 2440*1220

Features

  • High rigidity and impact strength
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent electrical properties, moisture and creep resistance
  • ABS has good chemical and stress cracking resistance to inorganic salt solutions, alkalis and many acids. (Except strong oxidizing acids)
  • ABS is easily machined to close tolerances, is tough, dimensionally stable and may be thermoform

Applications

  • Automotive Interior and Exterior
  • Model Building
  • Aircraft Interior Trims
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Luggage
  • Office Accessories
  • Machine Parts & Rollers
  • Toys
  • Refrigerator Door Liners

Download PDF Specification Sheet Here

Disclaimer: WA Plastics has provided the details in this Data sheet in good faith and it should only be used as a general guide. For further information please contact WA Plastics direct