Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) is a blend of a SAN block copolymer with a butadiene rubber.
Compared to SAN, it has superior impact strength at the expense of slightly reduced stiffness and strength.
The properties of ABS can be widely varied by use of different levels of butadiene rubber and acrylonitrile levels in the block copolymer.
- Amorphous structure with a Tg of 105 – 115 C, depending on ABS type
- High gloss
- High rigidity and hardness up to 80 C
- High impact, even at temperatures down to -40 C
- Superior scratch resistance
- Outstanding electrical properties
- Not resistant to UV radiation