ABS Natural (Cream)
What is ABS?
ABS is the polymerization of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, and Styrene monomers. Chemically, this thermoplastic family of plastics is called "terpolymers", in that they involve the combination of three different monomers to form a single material that draws from the properties of all three.
ABS possesses outstanding impact strength and high mechanical strength, which makes it so suitable for tough consumer products. Additionally, ABS has good dimensional stability and electrical insulating properties.
ABS materials are resistant to attack from inorganic salts, alkalis, many acids, most alcohols and hydrocarbons, but they are soluble in ketones, aldehydes, esters, and some chlorinated hydrocarbons. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause surface cracking and discoloration.
Moisture does not affect the electrical properties of ABS, which remain constant over a wide range of frequencies. Although general purpose grades of ABS have low burn rates, flame retardant grades have been developed in response to increasingly stringent safety standards.
Ease of fabrication is a major attribute of this product. It can be thermo-formed, pressure formed, blow molded, sheared, sawed, drilled, or even "cold stamped". Joints can be ultrasonic welded, thermo-welded, and chemically bonded.
ABS Sheets / Plates are available in two types:
1) Compression Molded Sheets are available up to 4" thick in 48" x 96"
Standard thickness tolerance is +/-10%.
PLUS ONLY Compression-Molded Sheets are available upon request at an additional cost.
2) Extruded Sheets are produced up to 24" x 48", and are sold upon special request only.
Note: Extruded Sheets have a better thickness tolerance than molded sheets. (also more expensive)
Note: Sheets larger than 24" x 48" can be expensive to ship
To save on freight, select the smallest sheet you can use
"Properties", Applications" and "Availabilities" for ABS Sheet and Rod are at the bottom of this page.
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The price given on this page is a material quote only. It does not include the additional shop processing fees.
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Properties, Applications and Availabilities for ABS Sheet and Rod
|Good chemical resistance||Telephone bodies||Rod: .250" to 6.000"|
|Impact resistance||Refrigerator liners||Sheet: .062" to .250"|
|Dimensional stability||Safety helmets||Plate: .250" to 4.000"|
|Machinability||Piping||Standard Color: Natural (cream), black|
|Ease of fabrication||TV and radio housings||For Black ABS, click here|
|• View ABS MSDS Sheet||Material handling equipment|
|• View ABS Data Sheet|