ABS Resin

ABS Resin Characteristics & Uses

ABS Resin Applications:

Plastic Molded Concepts can use ABS Resin for a wide variety of molding services, including: 

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ABS Resin Material Data Sheet

MaterialABS + All Alloys
Chemical NameAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
OpacityClear to Opaque
StrengthTensile Strength: 6030 PSI Yield
Specific Gravity1.04-1.07
Shrinkage0.4 to 0.8%
Melting Point230° F
Deflection Temperature161-228° F
Service Temperature186° F

  • 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

DisadvantagesThe disadvantages of ABS resin include:

  • Poor Weathering Resistance

  • Moderate Heat, Moisture & Chemical Resistance

  • Flammable with High Smoke Generation