Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) is an opaque thermoplastic polymer material made from the monomers Acrylonitrile, 1,3-Butadiene and Styrene. Strong and durable even at low temperatures, it offers good resistance to heat and chemicals and is easy to process.

More Information on ABS

  • History

    Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene has been available since the 1940’s and while its increased toughness over styrene made it suitable for many applications, its limitations led to the introduction of a rubber (butadiene) as a third monomer and hence was born the range of materials popularly referred to as ABS plastics. These became available in the 1950’s and the variability of these copolymers and ease of processing has led to ABS becoming the most popular of the engineering polymers.

  • Properties

  • Applications

  • Processes

  • Recycling and Recovery

Contact our expert
Types of plastics