resin family

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

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ABS is a terpolymer made form polymerizing Styrene Monomer – Acrylonitrile and Butadiene. The proportions of Acrylonitrile and Butadiene vary by grade allowing unique miodifications to enhace impact, toughness, heat resistance, and gloss levels. Styrene provides the ABS with an impervious surface, the Butadiene provides for toughness and impact, and the Acryolnitrile provides the binding chaines that make ABS a mechanically strong product.

Polymer Characteristics

  • Impact Resistant
  • Good strength and stiffness
  • Various Gloss levels (Matte to High Gloss)
  • Platable Grades
  • Colorable
  • Excellent Aesthetic qualities

Grades

Please refer to the applicable sections of our website for specific information regarding each type of ABS.

Processing Methods

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow Molding
  • Thermoforming

Typical Applications

  • Structural componenets
  • Housings / covers
  • Automotive Interior & ExteriroParts
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Medical devices
  • Electrical components & assemblies
  • Toys (Lego Blocks)

Suppliers

INEOS Styrolution