Characteristics of the ABS


The main quality of ABS is its resistance to

impacts at low temperature (-40°C).

It has a good degree of rigidity.

Flexural modulus: 1700 N/mm².

With butadiene modules dispersed throughout the

material, ABS is able to resist against cracking,

as the modules stop cracks from propagating.


ABS is an excellent electrical insulator thanks to its high volume resistivity.

ABS is highly electrostatic.

The electrical properties of ABS are not affected

by moisture.


ABS has a good resistance to cold, can withstand continuous -40°C.

 Heat deflection temperature under load

(HDT - 1.8N/mm²) 85°C to 110°C depending on

the grade, allowing for continuous use at 80°C.

Glass transition temperature: 100°C


ABS can be welded using any plastic

welding technique.


ABS adheres easily with many solvents: ketones,

esters, chloroform, perchloroethylene, etc.


ABS is well-suited for all decorative purposes: painting, printing, metallisation, electroplating, hot stamping, flocking.



Good compromise of impact resistance/rigidity.


Good dimensional stability.

Easy to machine.

Excellent electrical insulator.

Easy to weld or bond.

Good for decoration.


ABS is not sensitive to the effects of moisture.

ABS resists well against:

- saline solutions, dilute acids and bases

- most alcohols

- petroleum, animal oils, vegetable oils, mineral

oils, and fatty oils


ABS is not resistant to:- oxidizing acids: nitric acid, sulphuric acid

- organic acids: acetic acid, formic acid

- ketones: acetone, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)

- esters: ethyl acetate

- aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons


ABS is sensitive to the effects of UV radiation due to butadiene's double bonds.

Its stable qualities make it ideal for outdoor applications.


ABS burns and gives off thick black smoke.

It has HB classification under the UL 94 standard.


It has self-extinguishing qualities that are

classified as V0 at 1.5 under the UL 94 standard.