ABS is a copolymer derived from acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. As compared to Polystyrene it has increased strength and toughness while maintaining good processability and colorability. It also can be machined and has good impact resistance. Electrical properties are also fairly constant over a wide range of frequencies. ABS is resistant to aqueous acids, alkalis, hydrochloric and phosphoric acids, alcohols, vegetable, and mineral oils. It has poor resistance to esters, ketones, ethylene dichloride and acetone. Common uses include: plastic clarinets, automotive trim, and toys.

Specific Gravity
1.03-1.17 g/cc
Heat Deflection Temperature
215 F / 102 C
Hardness, Rockwell
Vicat Softening Point
190 F – 234 F
Tensile Strength
4500-6500 psi
Water Absorption
24 hr .25-1%
Flexural Strength
7500-11,000 psi
Dielectric Constant
Max Operating Temperature
140 F / 60 C

*Values listed are approximate