ABS – Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene


ABS is a styrene plastic, but its chemical resistance and impact strength are higher than those of polystyrene. Therefore, it is better suited to challenging and technical applications than pure polystyrene is. ABS is a rigid, impact-resistant plastic that is easy to machine and maintains its shape well. It is commonly used in vacuum forming. The product is available also as a food-grade material and as sheets suitable for sanitary and outdoor uses. The product comes in a variety of impact strengths. We deliver ABS as plastic sheets (smooth and embossed).

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 1.05 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) N/A
Weather-resistance moderate
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety no
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 1900 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength 33 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break >2 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength at break 55 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus 2000 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength 55 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Compressive modulus N/A
Compressive strength, 1%/2% N/A
Impact strength (Charpy) N/A
Notch impact strength (Charpy) 30 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) 77 MPa ISO 2039-1
Toughness (Shore D) N/A
Wear-resistance N/A
Coefficient of friction (against steel) N/A
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature N/A
Melting point 97 °C DIN 53765
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +80 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 70 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) N/A
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C 6.5 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C N/A
Specific heat capacity N/A
Thermal conductivity N/A
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity N/A
Resistivity N/A
Dielectric strength N/A
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance N/A
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection plastic sheets, smooth and embossed
Specific gravity 1.05 g/cm3
Service temperature N/A … 70 °C
Price category € (€3–7/kg)

Special properties

  • high rigidity
  • shape-retaining
  • impact resistance
  • excellent surface quality
  • the highest tensile strength


parts produced via vacuum forming, containers, boxes, lids, parts for boats and caravans, vehicle accessories, sanitary products, household appliances

Standard colours

black, white

Special colours

RAL K7, minimum order quantities on the basis of colour

Premade pieces