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ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene)

Elder Engineering are stockists of the following grades, such as virgin, economy, acrylic capped and flame retardant, in smooth and embossed finishes. Supplied as the standard stock shape or as a machined component.

ABS supplied an engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required.

It is widely used for machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to paint and glue. Natural (beige) and black are produced and may be supplied upon request as FDA compliant for use in food processing applications.

ABS is a terpolymer made by polymerizing sytrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene.

Common machining techniques include turning, drilling, milling, and sawing. This material can be chemically affixed to itself and other like plastics.


As this material is light weight, extruded plastic, make it useful in manufacturing products such as pipe systems, automotive bumper bars



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