Our stock range of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) consists of different grades, such as virgin grade, economy grade, acrylic capped and flame retardant, in smooth and embossed finishes.
ABS lends itself towards a great number of applications, such as cases, automotive applications, encasings and durable point of sale applications.
Our products are available in stock in a wide range of popular sheet sizes, thicknesses, and colours. You may also benefit from our accurate cutting service, or our bespoke service for non stock sizes, colours and materials. Use our experience to help you meet your material requirements.
ABS plastic sheets are available in two main grades, engineering grade ABS sheet and vacuum forming grade ABS sheet. ABS is the most widely used engineering thermoplastic today, and is formed by the polymerisation of styrene and acrylonitrile on to thermoplastic rubber which is then melt compounded with styrene acrylonitrile.
The combinations of the copolymers gives ABS plastic sheets excellent surface appearance that is scratch resistant and available with smooth or textured surface. ABS plastic has stronger, stiffer and tougher properties than high impact polystyrene (HIPS). ABS plastic has superior resistance to high temperatures and chemicals compared to HIPS. ABS is a light and rigid material used in a variety of applications.
ABS plastic sheets can be processed with ease and versatility. They can be machined, turned, drilled, milled, sawed, bored, die-cut, routed and sheared using high speed carbide-tipped tools. ABS can be machine finished by filing, grinding, sanding, buffing and polishing.