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Plastics

 

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 StrengthFlexural ModulusImpact StrengthMax Temp.Chemical Resistance
5000-7500 psi270,000-380,000 psi3.0-7.5 ft-lb/in notched izod140°-200° FPoor 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