Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an ideal choice for surfaces because of its colourfastness and lustre. ABS is a two-phase Polymer blend. The Styrene Acrylonitrile Copolymer (SAN) gives it rigidity, hardness and it is heat resistant.
ABS is easy to bond to other materials and can even be electroplated. It has a high gloss finish but has poor resistance to solvents and UV light. It is not a good choice for products that have high friction and wear but it does make a good choice of material for cabinets, cases, and domestic appliances (food mixers, vacuum cleaners, shower recesses) and industrial instruments. ABS comes in a virtually unlimited variety of colour and texture choices and the thickness can be manufactured to suit individual requirements.
For more information about Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and plastic fabrication contact our Gold Coast office any time Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm.