We carry Natural and Black ABS Rod and Sheet in Stock
The machine grade (.125″- 6.0″) Absylux ABS sheet is smooth on both sides and is either Black or Natural in color (colors like straw, tan, ivory, and beige can be special ordered). Material is easily cut with common cutting tools, can be machined similar to woods or soft metals (brass), and is appropriate for CNC machining. Machine Grade ABS is FDA approved for use in food processing applications. ABS materials can be bonded with solvents or attached to itself with ultra-sonic or heat welding methods. It can be sanded, drilled, and worked like hardwood. ABS Rod and ABS sheet are very strong, tough, and applicable to be used in most general purpose applications. Good dimensional stability and machining properties are traits of ABS. This material is available in a wide range of sizes in both sheet and rod and custom formulations and sizes. Some common tradenames for ABS include Tecaran®, Absulux®, Sustaabs®, and several more.
We Specialize in Wholesale Engineering Plastics, Mechanical Plastics and High Performance Plastics including ABS Materials
Why you should use ABS:
ABS is a material that is FDA compliant. It has good mechanical properties, very high impact strength, is bondable/weldable to itself, and cuts well with standard cutting tools. The material is paintable, machinable, and heat/vacuum formable as well. It is the same material as black drain pipe used in homes.
ABS is ITAR compliant, and ABS is RoHS compliant.
Machine Grade ABS compares favorably with other engineering and mechanical plastics. Because ABS is bondable, it is frequently used to replace machinable plastics that are not bondable, like Nylon, Acetal, and HDPE.
Common applications include:
Automotive parts, appliances, piping and fittings, wall socket coverings and plates, computer keys, and even Legos!
Question: How does ABS compare with Acetal and other materials?
Answer: It is a strong rigid plastic material that machines well, with a high impact strength. It is as dimensionally stable as more expensive plastics and is FDA compliant for food contact and yet is still bondable and paintable.
Formable ABS Sheet: .040″ – .250″ in 48″ X 96″
Black Haircell Surface one side: .060″ – .250″ in 48″ X 96″
White Haircell Surface one side: .062″ – .250″ in 54″ X 96″
Royalite R59: Specialty FR (fire retardant) with Haircell one side.
Smooth ABS Sheets / ABS Machine Grade Sheet: .125″ – 6″ thick
Natural (straw-tan-ivory-beige) and Black in 24″ X 48″ up to 48″ X 120″
Film: Natural ABS Sheet and Rod Special Order .001″ – .029″ up to 24″ wide (as little as 200 lbs runs)
ABS Rod and ABS Rods: .250″ – 6″ diameter in Natural (tan-beige) and Black up to 96″ lengths
Special Formulations: Conductive, Static Dissipative, Flame Retardant, Custom Sizes, Formulations, Profiles or Colors
Typical Resin Properties:
|General Property||ASTM Test||Typical Value||R59 Typical Value|
|Specific Gravity||D792||1.04||1.18 – 1.25|
|Tensile Strength Yield||D638||6,500||5,000|
|Izod Impact – Notched||D256||7.0||7.8|
|Hardness – Rockwell||D785||R105||R93|
|Deflection Temp @ 264psi||D648||192||174|
|Deflection Temp @ 66 psi||D648||208||195|
|Co. Thermal Expansion||D696||5.3X10-5||4.6 -5.5X10-5|
These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.