Product Technical Catalogue

ABS Sheet

ABS Sheet
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ABS SHEET  (Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene)

ABS sheets is the most widely used engineering thermoplastic today. ABS is formed by the polymerisation of styrene and acrylonitrile on to thermoplastic rubber which is then melt compounded with styrene acrylonitrile. The combinations of the copolymers gives ABS
 excellent surface appearance, stronger, stiffer and tougher than high impact polystyrene and is also superior to it in its resistance to high temperatures and chemicals. It has good impact strength, formability, stiffness, excellent aesthetic qualities, and toughness, plus general purpose, low cost material. Applications include aircraft interior trim, cassette holders, tote bins and trays, automotive parts, luggage, and more. 

ABS is an extremely versatile thermoplastic. It has good chemical and stress-cracking resistance. It also combines toughness with rigidty and creep resistance. The strength of ABS depends on temperature. ABS is easily thermoformed and lends itself to remarkable reproduction of mold detail. ABS can be process with ease and versatility. Can be machined, turned, drilled, milled, sawed, bored, die-cut, routed and sheared using high speed carbide-tipped tools. ABS can be machined finished by filing, grinding, sanding, buffing and polishing. 


 Available: Black or White in thicknesses .060; .125; .187; .250

Black or White both with Haircell Finish one side

   Property Test                 Method     Value Unit

  Specific Gravity               D-792       1.04

  Melt Flow                        D-1238     1.7g/10 min.

  Gloss, 60 degree             D-523       90 percent

  Tensile and Yield             D-638       5,100 psi

  Flexural Strength            D-790       8,000 psi

  Flexural Modulus             D-790       270.000 psi

  Notched Izod at 73D F     D-256       6.3 ft-lb/in

  Notched Izod at -40D F    D-256      2.2 ft-lb/in

  Rockwell Hardness           D-785      102 R Scale

  HDT at 264psi, Annealed  D-648      198 D F

  Vicat Softening Point        D-1525    224 D F