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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene material, commonly referred to as ABS plastic. ABS is an opaque engineering thermoplastic that is great for a variety of purposes. ABS polymer is an amorphous terpolymer which is manufactured by combining three different compounds. The three that make up ABS Plastic are acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene plastic. 

ABS material occupies the unique position of being a bridge between the general industrial and other higher performance engineering thermoplastics. Its performance is characterized by toughness and impact strength even at low temperatures, good stiffness and machinability. ABS is an excellent choice when durability and impact resistance is required.

ABS is offered in standard sheet stock and rod. General purpose grades are mostly used for interior applications and may work for some outdoor applications. Exposure to outdoor elements may cause changes in the impact strength, hardness, and surface gloss.

ABS plastic is available with in a wide range of textures and product grades. ABS UV resistant, machine grade, FDA approved, general purpose and medical grade are offered in a variety of colors, finishes, textures. Please inquire with your local sales representative to learn more about the ABS product that will best fit your project needs.


    • Appliance parts
    • Automotive parts
    • Structural applications
    • Point-of-purchase displays
    • Thermoformed parts
    • Computer housings
    • Shower/Tub surrounds


ABS Key Properties

    • Easily Machined & Bonded
    • Paintable
    • Good Chemical Resistance
    • Relative low cost
    • Rigid