ABS

ABS Technical Data and Information

ABS combines toughness and rigidity with reasonably good chemical resistance. Extruded ABS sheet can be easily thermoformed giving excellent mould detail with most conventional equipment. ABS is easily machined and may be bored, turned, drilled, milled, saw cut, die-cut, routed and sheared using high speed carbide tipped tools. ABS can also be filed, sanded, ground, buffed and polished.

Common applications:

Automotive interior and exterior trim, laboratory equipment, luggage, office accessories, display and point of sale stands, machine parts and covers.

Sheet sizes:

City Plastics carry a range of sizes, thicknesses, colours and textures in stock.
Standard colours are white and black.
Standard thicknesses are 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 3.0 mm and 4.5 mm
Black is readily available in a textured finish.
Sheet material can be custom manufactured to your requirements, subject to minimum quantities.

Properties:
High rigidity and impact strength. Excellent abrasion resistance. Excellent electrical properties, moisture, and creep resistance. ABS resists inorganic salts, alkalies and many acids.


 ASTM Test
      Propert
 Value
 
 
 Physical
 
 D792 Specific gravity
 1.05
 D570 Water absorption, 24 hoursm 3.0mm think (%)
 0.4
 ºC Maximum service temp
 +80
 ºC Minimum service temp
 -50
 
 
 Mechanical
 
 D638 Tensile strength at yield N/mm2
 40
 D638 Elongation at yield (%)     4
4
 D638 Tensile strength at break N/mm2
35
 D638 Elongation at break(%)
45
 D785
Hardness
Impact strength mj/mm2
R96
No break
 D256
Notched impact strength mj/mm2
Ball indentation hardness N/mm2
15
69
 D790
Flexural strength N/mm2
75
 D638
Modulus of elasticity N/mm2
2000



Thermal


C177
Thermal conductivity at 20°C
0.25
D696
Coefficient of thermal expansion K-1.10-4
1
D648
Deflection temperature °C
90
D1525
Vicat softening temperature °C
90



Electrical


D150
Dielectric constant At 1kHz
2.8
D150
Dissipation loss factor At 1kHz
0.01
D257
Volume resistivity (ohm-cm)
10.14
D257
Surface resistancy (ohm)
10.13



Fabrication



Welding temperature °C
220

Forming temperature °C
130

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