Chemically hailed from terpolymers, it is the polymerization of Acrylonitrile, Styrene monomers and Butadiene. It combines the properties of all the three different monomers to form a single property. While it also blends with other materials such as polycarbonates, polysulfones, and polyvinyl chloride.

ABS holds an outstanding impact and mechanical strength which makes this a tougher product.

It is a low-cost plastic material containing outstanding impact resistance, thermoforming characteristics, and machinability. An excellent choice for machine housing, point-of-purchase display, and retail store fixtures.

The plastic can be used for general-purpose, fire-rated, machine grade, orthotic grad, FDA, UUV resistant, FDA compliant grade, and scratch resistance grades that differs in color, and textures.


ABS applications

  • Used in instrumental panels.
  • Machine covers, grounds and housings.
  • Prototypes and models.
  • Point of purchase displays.
  • Display base and storage cases.
  • Tote bins, trays, and displays.


ABS properties

  • Impact resistance
  • Easy to machine
  • Easy to thermoform
  • Easy to join with adhesives
  • Low cost
  • Strong, stiff and durable


Standard Sizes


0.060 in – 4 in

12 in x 12 in – 48 in x 96 in


Outside Diameter:
0.250 in – 6 in


  • Fire-rated
  • General-purpose
  • UV resistant
  • Machine grade
  • Scratch-resistant

Note: Length, width, diameter, the thickness can vary by brand, manufacture, and grade.


Additional ABS properties

Rigid ABS material – It is rigid combined with the properties that make it ideal for a wide range of applications. It is stiff, has strength, with good performing characteristics of high and low-temperature performance with great formability.

Fire-rated property – It is a fire-rate alloy ABS/PVC alloy material often used in architectural, electrical and transportation applications.

Excellent formability – The rigid product is manufactured to meet the aviation requirement, hence its lightweight, stiff, contains high tensile, and ductility.

Thermoforming characteristics – The presence of thermoforming characteristics makes the ABS sheet usable in fabric brace stiffening panels and back braces.

General ABS Properties

Properties Units ASTM tests ABS
Tensile strength Psi D638 4,100
Water absorption % D570 0.30


Izod impact ft-lbs/in of notch D256 7.7
Flexural modulus Psi D790 304,000
Maximum temperature °F 160
Heat deflection temperature °F D648 177
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion in/in/°Fx10-5


Note: Value may differ accordingly to the chosen brand.

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