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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): Techno Brief

This technology brief features key facts about Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). The polymer is an impact-resistant engineering thermoplastic & amorphous polymer . This technology profile includes strengths, limitations, applications, properties and processing guidelines of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene


ABS ThermoplasticAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an impact-resistant engineering thermoplastic & amorphous polymer made up of three monomers: acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. It is made by emulsion or continuous mass technique.

  • Acrylonitrile component contributes to chemical resistance & heat stability
  • Butadiene delivers toughness & impact strength
  • Styrene provides rigidity & processability


Molecular Structure of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Molecular Structure of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

It is strong & durable, chemically resistant resin but gets easily attacked by polar solvents. It offers greater impact properties and slightly higher heat distortion temperature than HIPS. It can be easily recycled.

  

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