Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
ABS (acrylonitrile-butadlene-styrene) is a cost-effective thermoplastic that can be easily extruded into the exact pipe, tubing or profile size and shape you need. With excellent chemical and stress resistance, ABS provides an all-purpose balance of abrasion resistance, tolerance and dimensional stability, surface hardness, and tensile strength. ABS also allows for certain electrical characteristics for custom jobs that require this.
Commonly used in the food, hospitality, restaurant and appliance industries, ABS is a food-grade thermoplastic which makes it safe for food processing. Food-grade requirements may require a special compound so be sure to talk to your support team about your specific needs.
If you need a material that remains tough and rigid in extreme temperatures, ABS would be a good choice. Your extrusion can be made with ABS material that is resistance to fire and other high heat conditions.
Naturally translucent, ABS extrusions can be made to match almost any custom color your part or application requires. As a fully custom manufacturer, we are happy to adjust any order to meet your needs.
Prolonged exposure to the sun and UV rays may discolor some of the lighter, or natural shades of ABS pipe, tubing and custom profiles, so its important to consider that when ordering parts.
Advantages of ABS
- Great resistance to abrasions and chemicals
- Stiff and strong, long-lasting
- Manufactured with ease which cuts down on machine time and cost
- Custom printing available on certain parts
- Dimensions stay stable
- Excellent electrical properties
ABS is used in hundreds of different applications, sizes and parts. Commonly used in the plumbing industry, ABS is a first line choice for drain, waste, and vent piping systems. Also this material is commonly used for automotive parts, and food processing tubes. ABS is versatile and can be used in both commercial and residential applications when electrical insulation is required.
When you have your drawing ready, or know the dimensions, hardness and color of the parts you need, our estimators can quote you quickly and production is fast. We want to deliver ABS parts to you as soon as possible.