ABS is an abbreviation of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, which is a so-called terpolymer created by combination of styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of butadiene. The resulting material combines features of initial compounds, i.e. hardness of styrene and ductility of butadiene. The share of individual compounds may be changed, which modifies features of resulting ABS.
The most ABS interesting features are strength and ductility, particularly the impact strength. It is strong and resistant even in low temperatures, easily workable using the extraction technology, and has an excellent surface quality – can be painted easily and it is pleasant on touch. Its features are stable in temperatures from -20 °C to do 80 °C. This enables a wide application range, especially as a technical and structural material.
ABS is used in the production of:
Exterior and interior automotive parts – dashboards, various covers
Household appliances (casings of vacuum cleaners, shells of kitchen appliances)
Telecommunication and electro-acoustic devices (phones)