ABS is cut to size from larger sheets. Expect up to 3/16” less from listed size.
– Impact Strength – High
– Low Temperature Impact Strength – Average
– Tensile Strength – High
– Flexural Modulus – High
– Heat Deflection Temperature – High
Is a general purpose product that has good impact strength, and good hot strength for thermoforming. It is an amorphous thermoplastic material and therefore, processes easier than some other thermoplastic materials.
ABS sheet may be used for interior applications such as appliance parts, tub and shower wall surrounds, and interior automotive trim. With the addition of a weatherable cap it may also be used in many outdoor applications.
Parts made with ABS sheets may be joined with machine screws, bolts, nuts, rivets, and spring steel fasteners. Thread cutting or thread-forming screws is an economical means of securing separate joints. Formed parts may be joined with Methylene Chloride if maximum impact strength is not required. Press and snap techniques and sonic welding may also be used for the bonding of ABS Sheets.
End uses of ABS Sheets include:
Pickup truck caps
Boat accessories automotive trim parts