In general, it can be said that ABS has good impact strength, hardness and relatively good chemical resistance. However, it is not outdoor-resistant. ABS has a softening point of between 85ºC and 110ºC depending on quality. ABS can be reinforced with fiberglass and then gets an increase in stiffness (E-module) by 2-3 times. ABS can be electroplated (chromed).
- Good combination of mechanical and chemical properties at a relatively low price
- High impact strength, surface hardness and surface finish
- Low form shrinkage
- Good low temperature properties
- Available in varying qualities
- When reinforced with fiberglass, an increase in stiffness is obtained by 2-3 times
- When expanding, cellular structure is obtained
- Can be electroplated and chrome plated
- Easy to glue and weld
- Limited weather resistance (yellowing, aging and becoming brittle)
- Low resistance to some solvents
- Sensitive to oxidizing substances
Common areas of use
Telephone covers, vacuum cleaner covers, kitchen appliances, dashboards, toys, furniture, car grills, office machines, vehicle bodies, industrial parts, etc.