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Specializing in Low-Volume Custom Injection Molding and CNC Machined Parts.

Plastic Materials
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ABS plastics provide a balanced combination of mechanical toughness, wide temperature range, good dimensional stability, chemical resistance, electrical insulating properties, and ease of fabrication. ABS plastic is available in a wide range of grades including medium and high-impact, heat-resistant, plateable fire-retardant, and both low and high gloss varieties.
Applications: Computer housings, small appliances, automotive interior trim and medical components
Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Impact Strength Max Temp. Chemical Resistance
5000-7500 psi 270,000-380,000 psi 3.0-7.5 ft-lb/in notched izod 140°-200° F Poor to Fair
Advantages

Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidity
Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABS
Excellent processability and appearance

Disadvantages

Poor solvent resistance
Low dielectric strength (not a good insulator)
Low continuous service temperature (melts easily)

Brand Names: Cycolac, Lustran, Hival