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Introduction

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene, also known as ABS, has been mass-produced since 1960's.
  - It is a thermoplastic.
- Applications: 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.
- General properties: 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.
- Trade Name: Cycolac, Lustran.
Specific Grades of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
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