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ABS Cycolac Absylux Royalite Sheet Rod

ABS Cycolac Absylux Royalite Sheet Rod

mechanical performance plastics extruded and cast nylon

ABS Rod, Sheet and Plate

Black and White GP Haircell and Machine Grade Available


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 trade names for ABS include Tecaran®, Absulux®, Sustaabs®, and several more.

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 PropertyASTM TestTypical ValueR59 Typical Value
Specific GravityD7921.041.18 – 1.25
Tensile Strength YieldD6386,5005,000
Tensile ModulusD638320290,000
Izod Impact – NotchedD2567.07.8
Hardness – RockwellD785R105R93
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648192174
Deflection Temp @ 66 psiD648208195
Co. Thermal ExpansionD6965.3X10-54.6 -5.5X10-5
ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene sheet and rod

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.

Available Materials Plastic Strip and Strips For Food Processing and Material Handling

Available Materials Plastic Strip and Strips For Food Processing and Material Handling

Plastic Strip is common in other materials

A common standard item in the metals industry is ‘strip’. Strip is normally a piece of material that is 1/16″ – 3/8″ thick and 1.0″ – 4.0″ wide, although thicker and wider materials can also be referred to as strip. The metals industry produces various metals in these sizes of strip. In the plastics industry, strip is something we cut from larger sheets. The sizes are the same as listed above, but are cut from 48″ X 96″ or 48″ X 120″ sheets.

The a few of the most common plastics materials we cut to plastic strips are:

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

PTFE, TFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

UHMW – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Acetal Copolymer / Acetal HomopolymerPlastic Strip, plastic Strips and Plastic Tapes, Plastic Bar

Nylon – Polyamide

PVC – Polyvinylchloride

Polycarbonate – Covestro (Bayer) Makrolon

Most plastics can be cut to these strip sizes, with various lengths available depending on type of material. In some materials and in some sizes, depending on quantity, special run to size plastic strip is available. These special run plastic strips can be run to almost any length. Specifically, in the UHMW and PTFE materials, much longer lengths are available in rolls of material. The UHMW can be purchased in standard and adhesive back varieties. This UHMW with adhesive is a commonly used item in the wear strip applications because of its ease of installation. A large market for this kind of strip is in the food processing industry for all wear points and to reduce noise in the plant. Some of these same sizes with adhesive on the back are available in the PTFE, and are available in long tape style rolls. In some cases, colors other than natural are available, contact us for details.

Plastic Strip and Strips are available in special sizes

With the massive range of plastics available, and most of these materials available to be cut to strips, the nearly unlimited amount of choices in plastic strip availability make this post difficult to be all inclusive. Great material for the industrial, food processing, material handling, automotive and recreational industries.

Most plastics are available in large sheets, and we can cut these sheets to strip for you. Also, depending on the material, size and quantity, we can custom extrude your strip in longer lengths and to your requirements. Decide on a type of plastic, determine the size and quantity, and give us a call. Use your imagination, we can help.

If you have a project where strips would be ideal, please contact us to see if the type of material you need is available in the strip configuration that would be beneficial. Call us at: 866-832-9315 or drop us an email and we will be happy to go to work on your requirement.

Topic: Plastic Strip and Plastic Strips – Strip Plastics