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What are the properties of ABS?
Oct 11, 2017


         ABS is very structurally sturdy, which is why it is used in things like camera housings, protective housings, and packaging. If you need an inexpensive, strong, stiff plastic that holds up well to external impacts, ABS is a good choice. 

Property

Value

Technical Name

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

Chemical Formula

(C8H8)x· (C4H6)y·(C3H3N)z)

Glass Transition

105 °C (221 °F) *

Typical Injection Molding Temperature

204 - 238 °C (400 - 460 °F) *

Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT)

98 °C (208 °F) at 0.46 MPa (66 PSI) **

UL RTI

60 °C (140 °F) ***

Tensile Strength

46 MPa (6600 PSI) ***

Flexural Strength

74 MPa (10800 PSI) ***

Specific Gravity

1.06

Shrink Rate

0.5-0.7 % (.005-.007 in/in) ***