ABS is an opaque thermoplastic that possesses a diverse combination of properties. ABS is characterized by resistance to chemicals, heat and impact. Typical applications for ABS include appliance housings, luggage, camera bodies, power tool housings, battery cases, tool boxes, packing crates, radio cases and various furniture components.
ABS is a low cost engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. It is widely used for machining
|Property||ASTM Test Method||Units||ABS||ABS FR|
|Flexural Strength @yield||D790||psi||10,500||9,500|
|Izod Impact Strength, Notched @–40°F||D256||ft•lbs/in||2.7||1|
|Izod Impact Strength, Notched @73°F||D256||ft•lbs/in||7.7||4|
|Tensile Strength @yield||D638||psi||6,100||5,500|
|Flammability Rating, @.058”||UL94||HB||V-0|
|Flammability Rating, @.108”||UL94||-||5V-A|
|Heat Deflection Temperature, @66 psi||D648||°F||214||190|
|Heat Deflection Temperature, @264 psi||D648||°F||203||162|
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.