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Glossary » Materials » Polymers » Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene » ABS / Nylon
ABS / Nylon ABS is a subcategory of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene. The additative is added during the manufacturing process. Its elastic modulus ranges from 260 to 320 MPa. Its flexural modulus ranges from 250 to 310 MPa. Its tensile strength ranges from 4000 to 6000 MPa at break. Its flexural strength ranges from 8800 to 10900 MPa. Its Izod Impact strength ranges from 15 to 20 J/cm. Its elongation at break ranges from 40 to 300 %. Its hardness ranges from 93 to 105 Rockwell R. Its specific gravity ranges from 1.06 to 1.07. Its coefficient of thermal expansion ranges from 90 to 110 x 10-6/°C. Its molding pressure ranges from 8 to 25 MPa.

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene, also known as ABS, is a thermoplastic. Common trade names are Cycolac and Lustran. It is tough, hard and rigid. It has good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and creep resistance. It is electroplatable and inexpensive. It has moderate mechanical strength but with a tendency to stress crack. Also, it will be degraded (dissolved) when exposed to acetone. ABS is commonly used in electronic housings, auto parts, consumer products, pipe fittings, waste pipes, computer housings (electroplated on the inside), and automotive interior and exterior trim. ABS is considered superior for its hardness, gloss, toughness, and electrical insulation properties. Although ABS plastics are used primarily for their mechanical properties, they also have good electrical properties that are fairly constant over a wide range of frequencies.
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Other common Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) include Extrusion Grade ABS, Flame-Retardant Grades, Molding and Extrusion ABS, ABS / PVC Flame-Retardant Grades, Molding and Extrusion ABS, ABS / PC Flame-Retardant Grades, Molding and Extrusion ABS, ABS / PC Injection Molding and Extrusion ABS, Injection Molding Grade, Heat Resistant ABS, Injection Molding Grade, Medium Impact ABS, Injection Molding Grade, High Impact ABS, Injection Molding Grade, Platable ABS, Injection Molding Grade ABS, 20% Glass Fiber Reinforced Injection Molding Grade ABS, 30% Glass Fiber Reinforced Injection Molding Grade ABS, 20% Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Injection Molding Grade ABS, 40% Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Injection Molding Grade ABS, 6% Stainless Steel Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) ABS, 7% Stainless Steel Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) ABS, 10% Stainless Steel Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) ABS, 20% PAN Carbon Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) ABS, 20% Graphite Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) ABS, 40% Aluminum Flake EMI Shielding (conductive) ABS, and Rubber Modified Injection Molding and Extrusion Grades ABS.
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