Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, or ABS, is a thermoplastic polymer. It is a light-weight material which can be extruded or injection molded, and can be used in a variety of applications.  ABS is the common name for this type of polymer.  Trade names include Absylux®, Cycolac®, Polystone®, Lustran®, Royalite®, and TECARAN™

MechanicalASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Strength to Weight Ratio-5.3ksi
Specific Gravity @73 FD7921.04-
Tensile Strength @73 F, (ult)/(yld)D6385500 (ult)psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity @73 FD638346,000psi
Tensile Elongation at Break @73 FD63820%
Flexural Strength @73 FD7909,300psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity @73 FD790340,000psi
Shear Strength @73 FD732-psi
Comprehensive Strength, (% Deformation) @73 FD695-psi
Comprehensive Modulus of Elasticity @73 FD695-psi
Hardness, Rockwell, Scale as noted @73 FD785(R105)-
Hardness, Durometer, Shore D @73 FD2240--
Izod Impact, (Notched) @73 FD256 Type A7.0ft-lb/in of notch
Coefficient of Friction, (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic-0.35-
Limiting PV, (with 4 to 1 factor of safety applied)--psi-ft/min
ThermalASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion @73 FE-831 (TMA)5.2E-05in/in/F
Heat Deflection Temperature @264 psiD648220F
Tg-Glass transition termperature, (Amorphous)D3418-F
Melting Point, (VS=Vicat Softening Temp.)D3418220F
Continuous Service Temperature in Air, (Max.)-160F
Thermal Conductivity-1.18BTU-in/hr-ft2-F
ElectricASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Dielectric Strength, Short TermD149450Volts/mil
Volume ResistivityD2571.0E+15ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant @10E6 HzD150--
Dissipation Factor @10E6 HzD150--
Flammability @3.1 mm unless notedUL94HB (6.10 mm)-
H2OASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Water Absorption, Immersion, 24 hoursD570(7)0.30% by weight
Water Absorption, SaturationD570(7)0.70% by weight