What we offer

  • ABS
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

ABS, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is a member of the styrene family of polymers. It shares many properties with polystyrene, the main
difference being that it is considerably tougher and more resistant to impact, even at temperatures of up to - 40ºC (for special-grade ABS).

Key features of ABS
  • - Impact-resistant, even at low temperatures
  • - Strong, hard and rigid (rigidity improves as thickness increases)
  • - Reasonably scratch-resistant
  • - Creep-resistant
  • - Highly shock-absorbent (because of the butadiene rubber)
  • - Easy to vacuum form and process
  • - Can be printed on, inked or electroplated without requiring
       Corona treatment
  • - Can be bonded /glued
  • - Resistant to environmental stress cracking influences
  • - Ideal working temperature range: 18°C to 25°C
  • - Continuous working temperature range: -30ºC to 90ºC
  • - Can be made more UV resistant to reduce likelihood of yellowing
  • - Can easily be recycled
Applications of ABS
  • - Advertising (eg signage)
  • - Architectural fittings
  • - Engineering (eg containers for electrical and electronic devices, cellphone casings)
  • - Household goods (eg tote bins and trays, toys, luggage, garden furniture,
       refrigerators and small household appliances, chair backs)
  • - Medical (eg laboratory equipment)
  • - Safety equipment (eg protective headgear)
  • - Transport (eg aircraft interiors, instrument panels, radiator grills, headlight
       housings and interior trim parts)

Examples of ABS applications;

Brilliant Wheels
Vacuum formed products