Acrylonitrile-butadienne-styrene (ABS) is the ideal material wherever – superlative surface quality, colorfast-ness and luster are required. ABS can be modified by the addition of additives and by varying the ratio of the three monomers Acrylonitrile, Butadiene and Styrene – the 3 chemicals that forms ABS. As such, the grades available include high and medium impact, high resistance and electroplatable (for chrome finishing). It has good balance of properties like toughness/strength/temperature resistance, coupled with the ease of molding and a high quality surface finish.
ABS has a wide range of applications that include domestic appliances; telephone handsets; computers and other office equipment housings; lawn mower covers; safety helmets; luggage shells; pipes and fittings. ABS is also used for automotive interior and exterior trim components. ABS producers has ability to tailor each grade to the requirement of various application, including electroplatable grades.
ABS is classified under recycle logo no. 7
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