ABS Injection Molding
High resistance, strength, durability, and low cost make ABS a versatile material for plastic parts
Our injection molding ABS materials are opaque thermoplastics available in black and natural color options. The best material option will depend on your specific project needs. We offer various grades of ABS for molded parts including:
- Lustran: Available in a general-purpose, high-gloss grade, as well as a resin grade with increased scratch resistance ideal for automotive applications
- RTP: Offered in both glass-filled and non-glass-filled options
ABS Plastic Properties
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a tough, impact-resistant plastic. Its low shrink, high dimensional stability, and good resistance to corrosive chemicals make it a versatile option used across a variety of industries.
ABS has a glass transition temperature of approximately 221 °F (105 °C) and is an amorphous polymer, meaning it has high temperature resistance and no true melting point.
The material properties of ABS make it a good choice when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. A few key applications include:
- Cosmetic parts
- Handheld devices
- Housings for electrical tools, remote controls, computers, and telephone components
ABS is also widely used in prototyping because it is relatively inexpensive and has excellent dimensional stability for product testing.