ABS

ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene)

Prop­er­ties

  • Low-cost engi­neer­ing plastic
  • Strong, break-resistant, stiff
  • Easy to machine, cut, paint and glue
  • Out­stand­ing dimen­sional stability
  • Excel­lent aes­thetic qualities

Com­mon uses

  • Machin­ing pre-production prototypes
  • Nat­ural beige and black col­ors are US Food and Drug Administration-compliant for food-processing applications
  • Struc­tural components
  • Sup­port blocks
  • Hous­ings
  • Cov­ers
  • Stor­age bins
ABS

ABS

Mate­r­ial Specifications

ASTM or UL test Prop­erty ABS ABSFR
Phys­i­cal
D792 Spe­cific grav­ity (g/cm3) 1.04 1.21
D570 Water absorp­tion, 24 hrs (%) 0.3 -
Mechan­i­cal
D638 Ten­sile strength @yield (psi) 6,100 5,500
D638 Ten­sile mod­u­lus (psi) 310,000 320,000
D638 Ten­sile elon­ga­tion @break 45 -
D790 Flex­ural strength @yield (psi) 10,500 9,500
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 2,000 -
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 340,000 330,000
D785 Hard­ness, Rockwell R105 R97
D256 Izod impact strength, notched (ft•lbs/in) 2.7 1.0
Ther­mal
D696 Coef­fi­cient of lin­ear ther­mal expan­sion (x 10–5 in/in/°F/°C) 7.3 -
D648 Heat deflec­tion temp @ 264 psi - -
D3418 Melt­ing temp (F/°C) - -
- Max oper­at­ing temp (°C) 80 -
C177 Ther­mal con­duc­tiv­ity (BTU-in/ft2–h-°F) 0.25 -
UL94 Flam­ma­bil­ity rating V-O 5V-A
D648 Heat deflec­tion temp.(°F) 214 190
Elec­tri­cal
D149 Dielec­tric strength (V/mil) 450 400
D150 Dielec­tric con­stant @ 1 KHz 2.8 -
D150 Dis­si­pa­tion fac­tor @ 1 KHz 0.01 -
D257 Vol­ume resis­tiv­ity (ohm/cm) @50% RH 10.14 -

These are typ­i­cal val­ues for ref­er­ence and com­par­i­son only. They should not be used as a basis for design spec­i­fi­ca­tions or qual­ity con­trol. Con­tact us for the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ com­plete mate­r­ial prop­erty datasheets. All val­ues were taken at 73°F (23°C) unless oth­er­wise noted.

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