As we know ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Profiles are quite often used in Extrusion Manufacturing.

Choose the right plastic resin system is the first important step at the beginning of a successful extrusion product. Today we will analyze what is the features of ABS resin?

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is an amorphous resin. Its properties depend on the acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene monomer ratio and how these components are polymerized and formulated. For good chemical resistance, heat resistance, and long-term thermal stability, the formulation needs to be rich in acrylonitrile content. Formulations high in styrene content have good gloss, excellent moldability, and good strength and rigidity, while butadiene contributes to low-temperature impact and general property retention.

So we can see the properties anticipated for ABS depend on the ratio of the three components in a particular formulation.

As with most polymer resin systems, all properties are not maximized in one formulation; it is always a give and takes situation. If the formulation has a high butadiene concentration, the impact is good.

High styrene concentrations improve processability, while high acrylonitrile concentrations improve chemical resistance and hardness. Tensile and flexural properties tend to decrease as impact increases. Other monomers can be incorporated in the polymer molecule to improve the performance of the profile, such as substituting alpha-methyl styrene for styrene to raise the heat deflection temperature.

H.D.Plastics understands the properties of ABS resin and test the suitable formula to match the required function and mechanical features of customized extrusion products upon customer request.