ABS is an acronym for the material`s generic name, Acrylonitrile, Butadiene and Stryene contribute to this unique versatility. ABS plastic has perhaps the best balance of properties when cost is a factor. It also features good chemical and stress-resistance as well as a combination of toughness with rigidity and creep resistance.
ABS represents an excellent choice for many thermoforming applications. ABS is easily thermoformed and lends itself to remarkable reproduction of mold detail. Additional thermoforming benefits include ease of post-forming fabrication.
The strength of ABS depends on temperature. As temperature decreases, the impact strength of ABS also decreases. Design considerations should be guided by this relationship.