Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

ABS plastic has a high impact strength and toughness. With its various grainy surfaces, the plastic is ideal for such items as guards and covers.
Sheets of ABS in white, black, grey and blue

What is ABS?


ABS is produced by combining the three substances acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene - hence the abbreviation ABS.


ABS plastic can be supplied in sheets and rods with many different surface options (grains) and several different colours such as blue, red, green and yellow.


At Induflex, we can make your ABS products in different colours and thicknesses.


We carry as standard thicknesses of 1.5 mm, 1250 x 2500 mm in grey, blue and white and 3 mm, 1300 x 2800 mm in black. We will be happy to order other colours and sizes for delivery to you.


ABS also goes by the trade name TECARAN® ABS.


The characteristics and applications of ABS


ABS plastic is known for its extreme rigidity, toughness and wear-resistance, even at low temperatures.


The material has good resistance to chemicals and low water absorption. It is also electrically insulating.


ABS is also highly impact-resistant and can be supplied in several types of grainy surface. ABS parts are therefore often ‘nicer’ than the surface of PEHD 300. The grain also ensures that the ABS part will not look scratched after a short time in use.


ABS can therefore be used to advantage in products where appearance and surface are design requirements – in combination with the aforementioned properties, such as high wear resistance. Such products include screens, vacuum-formed parts and covers.


Note that ABS may be affected by UV and is therefore not suited to outdoor applications.


It is also worth noting that ABS is not resistant to strong solvents.

Black ABS sheet in the laser

Food-approved ABS


ABS is not FCM-approved.


Alternatives to ABS Plastic


Depending on the end application and requirements, PVC, polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate or acrylic can be good alternatives to ABS.


Processing ABS


We perform heat bending, CNC turning and milling of your ABS products.


To learn more about ABS, please consult our plastics product range table.

 

Read plastic table


If you have any questions about ABS or its processing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Converting to plastics

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Induflex's industry technician deburring a turned part with four holes in white POM

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Industry technician adjusts CNC lathe in the production at Induflex

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Samples of PEHD plastics in blue, green, red, white and yellow colours

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