Re: please post info about ABS

From: John German (
Date: Mon Apr 20 1998 - 14:50:51 EEST

At 06:50 PM 4/20/1997 +0100, you wrote:
>Dear Rp List.
>I have just started getting into RP&M.Since my previous background has
>nothing in relevant to the current area I experience some troubles
>(especially with abbreviations).
>So I will appreciate very much if someone gives me an idea what ABS
>stands for. Any additional information concerning ABS will be
>appreciated as well.
>Thank you very much.
>Soloviov Mkhail

ABS (thermopolymer material)

An abbreviation for terpolymers of acrylonitrile, butadine and styrene.
This material is a terpolymer of acrylonitrile, butadine and styrene.
Usual compositions are about half styrene with the balance divided between
butadiene and acrylonitrile. Considerable variation is, of course,
possible. Many blends with other materials such as polyvinylchloride,
polycarbonates and polysulfones have been developed and are the most common
class of plastics used in electroplated metal coatings for decorative

- Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidity
- Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABS
- Formed by conventional thermoplastic methods
- A light-weight plastic

- Poor solvent resistance
- Low dielectric strength
- Only low elongations available
- Low continuous service temperature

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: Automotive hardware, appliance cases, pipe, plated

Hope this helps,

John German

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