ABS Resin

ABS Resin Characteristics & Uses

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Material ABS + All Alloys
Chemical Name Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
 Structure Amorphous
Opacity Clear to Opaque
Strength Tensile Strength: 6030 PSI Yield
Specific Gravity 1.04-1.07
Shrinkage 0.4 to 0.8%
Melting Point 230° F
 Deflection Temperature 161-228° F
Service Temperature 186° F
Applications
  • Interior Automotive Trim
  • Small Appliances
  • Phones
  • Refrigerator Door Liners
  • Other Consumer Electronics
Advantages ABS resin is one of the most widely-used engineering thermoplastics. It offers excellent surface appearance, strength & stiffness. ABS resin also has good toughness, low creep, excellent dimensional stability & chemical resistance. It is versatile and easy to process.

Each of the 3 monomers in ABS resin provide different, important properties:

  • Acrylonitrile: Hardness, Chemical Resistance & Heat Resistance
  • Styrene: Easy Processing, Strength & Gloss
  • Butadiene: Toughness & Impact Resistance
Disadvantages

The disadvantages of ABS resin include:

  • Poor Weathering Resistance
  • Moderate Heat, Moisture & Chemical Resistance
  • Flammable with High Smoke Generation

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