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(Also known as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS is an opaque thermoplastic that possesses a diverse combination of properties. ABS is characterized by resistance to chemicals, heat and impact. Typical applications for ABS include appliance housings, luggage, camera bodies, power tool housings, battery cases, tool boxes, packing crates, radio cases and various furniture components.

VictoriaInn01ABS is a low cost engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. It is widely used for machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to paint and glue. Natural (beige) ABS and black ABS are FDA compliant for use in food processing applications. The following physical property information is based on typical values of the base acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin.


  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Good machinability
  • Excellent aesthetic qualities
  • Easy to paint and glue
  • Good strength and stiffness
  • Relatively low cost

Common Uses:

  • Housings
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Luggage
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Food trays
  • Belt guards
  • Covers
  • Storage bins

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