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