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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Polymer Type: Thermoplastic

Key Properties

  • Impact resistance
  • Good balance of strength, rigidity, and toughness
  • Good chemical resistance


  • Automotive parts
  • Appliances
  • Pipes
  • Toys
  • Building materials

Additional Information

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a versatile thermoplastic known for its exceptional impact strength and heat resistance. Comprising three monomers – acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene, ABS combines the best properties of each. Its durability, ease of processing, and ability to be molded into complex shapes make it a popular choice for various applications, including automotive components, toys, electronic housings, and consumer goods.

ABS exhibits good moisture resistance, making it suitable for outdoor applications and products exposed to humidity. Its thermoformable nature allows for easy shaping and fabrication into various forms. Additionally, ABS is readily recyclable, enhancing its environmental sustainability.

However, ABS can be susceptible to scratches and UV degradation in prolonged outdoor exposure. It may also have lower heat resistance compared to some other engineering thermoplastics.

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