ABS

Amorfic thermoplast; available in many grades, pure as well as in blends (PC/ABS, PA/ABS, PVC/ABS)

Specific properties
Mass: 1,03 - 1,07 g/cm3
Mechanical properties: Stiff, tough, also at low temperatures. Relatively high hardness together with good scratch resistance. High charpy and impact resistance.

Thermal properties: good heat resistance, applicable from -45ºC to +85ºC, sometimes even up to +100ºC. Burns with sooty flame. In special grades also flame retardent.

Color/surface
Due to the butadiene normally not transparent.
Natural colour is yellowish-white opaque.
Can be produced in almost any colour; with high surface gloss.
In special grades also transparency is possible.

Processing
Well injection mouldable;
Well gluable with solvent glues or 2-k glues.
Good weldability through different weld techniques; can be welded together with PMMA;
Printable (tampon, film, silk screen printing)
Special types platable (nickel, cupper, chromium)

Applications
- housings and controls for radio, television, telephone, photo- and video equipment, computers …
- automotive parts like dashboards, decorating strips, lids …
- chairs, cupboard parts, armrests …
- housings for vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, household appliances, bathroom accesoires …
- (technical) toys, suitcase parts, drink and dinnerware …

Acrylonitril-butadie├źn-styreen General Purpose

Young's modulus 2588 MPa
Shear modulus 875 MPa
Tensile strength 50.5 MPa
Elongation 15 %
Compressive strength 73 MPa
Fatigue 16.5 MPa
Hardness 111.5 Rockwell
Impact strength 1.38 J/cm
Yield strength 0 MPa
Thermal expansion 67.5 E-6/K
Thermal conductivity 0.179 W/m*K
Specific heat 1467.5 J/kg*K
Vicat 90 °C
Melting temperature amorf °C
Glass temperature 105 °C
Minimum service temperature -45 °C
Maximum service temperature 85 °C
Density 1050 kg/m3
Resistivity 1E+15 Ohm*mm2/m
Breakdown potential 17 kV/mm
Dielectric loss factor 0.0165
Friction coefficient 0.35
Refraction index 1.6
Shrinkage 0.55 %
Water absorption 0.325 %