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ABS Plastic - Sheets, Rods, Tubes and Accessories

ABS plastic (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) provided by Interstate Plastics is known for its toughness, rigid thermoplasticity and strength. ABS is easily machined and ideal for turning, drilling, milling, sawing, die-cutting and shearing. ABS can be cut with standard shop tools and line bent with standard heat strips. ABS can be adhered to itself and other like plastics using weld-on adhesives.

ABS is also known by brand names including Polystone® ABS, Formaterm®, Sustaplast®, SustaABS®, Tecaran®, King KPC® ABS, PolyOne® ABS, AquaPro® A-20, Millenium V®, Royalex®, Royalite®, Sparalloy®, and WeatherPro®.


ABS Machine Grade Sheet

ABS Machine
Grade Sheet

ABS Extruded Sheet

ABS Extruded Sheet

ABS Machine Grade Rod

ABS Machine
Grade Rod

ABS Welding Rods

ABS Welding Rod

Sample Packs with ABS Plastic

Sample Packs

ABS Overview

ABS machinable plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic material with high impact strength. It is easily machined and ideal for turning, drilling, milling, sawing, die-cutting and shearing.

ABS plastics provide a balanced combination of mechanical toughness, wide temperature range, good dimensional stability, chemical resistance, electrical insulating properties, and ease of fabrication.

ABS is heat resistant and impact resistant even at low temperatures and has high chemical and abrasion-resistance as well as a good dimensional stability.

ABS plastics are easily machined and die cut in thinner gauges. ABS can be cut with standard hand held power tools and line bent with our standard heat strips. ABS can be adhered to itself and other like plastics using weld-on adhesives.


• Easily machinable and fabricated

• Tough and rigid

• Wide operating temperature range

• High impact strength, even at low temperatures 

• Low heat conductivity 

• Corrosion and abrasion resistant 

• Low coefficient of friction

• High chemical resistance

• Good electrical insulation properties

• Good dimensional stability

 

ABS Applications

ABS plastics are used in thermoforming applications where heat-induced flexibility and physical appearance are preferred. A high-impact resistance in combination with a hardcell-textured surface also makes ABS plastics ideal for consumers who are looking for an attractive faceplate.  

ABS plastics come in both machine and extruded grades:

Machine Grade ABS
Machine grade ABS is compression molded, or extruded, and then annealed via gradual heating and cooling to minimize internal malfunctions that tend to be hazardous for machining. Machine grade ABS is available in thickness of 1/4" or 3/8" and can cost up to four times as much as an extruded grade plastic. Applications may include usage in industrial and consumer products.

• Automotive car interiors, instrument panels
• Pipes and fittings
• Business machines
• Communications equipment
• Housings for small appliances
• Home security devices
• Camping equipment
• Sports equipment including football helmets


Extruded Grade ABS
Extruded grade ABS is not heat-treated. It is unsuitable for most close tolerance machined parts, where machine grade would be better suited. Extruded grade ABS is available up to 3/8" thickness, and is generally more cost effective than machine grade products.

• Drain-waste vent (DWV) pipe systems
• Kitchen appliances (such as in-home storage bins)
• Panels for refrigerators
• Musical instruments (recorders, plastic clarinets and piano movements)
• Golf club heads (due to good shock absorbency)
• Luggage carriers
• Marine applications
• Orthodontic applications including protective headgear

 

Physical Properties of ABS Sheet

ABS has desirable impact strength at room temperature and, in special grades, at temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C). ABS works for some outdoor use. Overexposure to the sun may cause color deformation and decrease the durability and overall appearance of the product; in such cases, a UV protective grade is better suited.

Specific Gravity 1.04 g/cc
Water Absorption @ 24H/Saturation 0.2-0.4%
Hardness, Rockwell R105
Izod Impact, Notched (-40°F) 2.7 ft-lbs/in
Izod Impact, Notched (73°F) 7.7 ft-lbs/in
Tensile Strength 6100 psi
Deflection Temperature (264 psi) 203-220F
Flexural Strength at Yield 10500 psi
Flexural Modulus 340 ksi
*Values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to find the actual values for your application.

 

ABS Resistance:
R = Resistant | L = Limited Resistance | N = Non-Resistant
Weak Acids R
Strong Acids LR
Weak Alkalis R
Strong Alkalis R
Organic Solvents N
Alcohols N
Hydro Carbons N
Fuels N
Gamma Radiation R
UV Radiation N

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ABS Sheet - Black Machine Grade
ABS plastic is an easily machined, low cost, rigid thermoplastic plastic with high impact strength.
ABS Sheet - Natural Machine Grade
ABS plastic is an easily machined, low cost, rigid thermoplastic plastic with high impact strength.
ABS Sheet - Black Extruded
ABS plastic is an easily machined, low cost, rigid thermoplastic plastic with high impact strength.
ABS Sheet - White Extruded
ABS plastic is an easily machined, low cost, rigid thermoplastic plastic with high impact strength.
ABS Rod - Natural Machine Grade
ABS plastic is an easily machined, low cost, rigid thermoplastic plastic with high impact strength.
ABS Rod - Black Machine Grade
ABS plastic is an easily machined, low cost, rigid thermoplastic plastic with high impact strength.

ABS Welding Rod - Black
ABS welding rod is sold by the pound, shipped in 4' straight lengths.
ABS Welding Rod - Natural
ABS welding rod is sold by the pound, shipped in 4' straight lengths.
ABS Welding Rod - White
ABS welding rod is sold by the pound, shipped in 4' straight lengths.

Impact Strength Material Sample Pack
Includes a 6x6" sample of ABS, Noryl, Polycarbonate, and UHMW.
Thermoplastics Material Sample Pack
6x6" sample of ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Nylon, PVC, UHMW, PET, and a 3x3" sample of PTFE.
Machinable Plastics Material Sample Pack
6x6" sample of ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, HDPE, PVC, UHMW, and 3x3" sample of PTFE.

Onsrud - Plastic Router Bits
Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Onsrud High Speed Steel Two Flute Fractional Drill Bit
Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Plastic Saw Blades
Saw blades that offer premium performance on hard and soft plastics.
Plastic strip heater
Consumer 24" 55-Watt Plastrip Heater
SciGrip Weld-On 3 Assembly Adhesive
SciGrip Weld-On 3 is cement formulated to quickly develop high strength bonds to many plastics.
SciGrip Weld-On 4 Assembly Adhesive
Formulated to quickly develop very clear and high strength bonds for many thermoplastic substrates.
SciGrip Weld-On 45 Assembly Adhesive
Sci-Grip Weld-On 45 works well for bonding unprepared and corrosion resistant plastics.
Plasticator Glue Bottle and Applicator
Applicator for applying solvent cements to acrylics and other plastics.
Small Plastic Glue Funnel (10 Pack)
10 funnels for filling small bottles and syringes.
Plasticator Glue Bottle Applicator and Funnel Pack
Universal 2oz applicator and funnels for applying solvent cements to acrylics and other plastics.
 



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