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™

Mechanical ASTM Test Method Value Units
Strength to Weight Ratio - 5.3 ksi
Specific Gravity @73 F D792 1.04 -
Tensile Strength @73 F, (ult)/(yld) D638 5500 (ult) psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity @73 F D638 346,000 psi
Tensile Elongation at Break @73 F D638 20 %
Flexural Strength @73 F D790 9,300 psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity @73 F D790 340,000 psi
Shear Strength @73 F D732 - psi
Comprehensive Strength, (% Deformation) @73 F D695 - psi
Comprehensive Modulus of Elasticity @73 F D695 - psi
Hardness, Rockwell, Scale as noted @73 F D785 (R105) -
Hardness, Durometer, Shore D @73 F D2240 - -
Izod Impact, (Notched) @73 F D256 Type A 7.0 ft-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
Thermal ASTM Test Method Value Units
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion @73 F E-831 (TMA) 5.2E-05 in/in/F
Heat Deflection Temperature @264 psi D648 220 F
Tg-Glass transition termperature, (Amorphous) D3418 - F
Melting Point, (VS=Vicat Softening Temp.) D3418 220 F
Continuous Service Temperature in Air, (Max.) - 160 F
Thermal Conductivity - 1.18 BTU-in/hr-ft2-F
Electric ASTM Test Method Value Units
Dielectric Strength, Short Term D149 450 Volts/mil
Volume Resistivity D257 1.0E+15 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant @10E6 Hz D150 - -
Dissipation Factor @10E6 Hz D150 - -
Flammability @3.1 mm unless noted UL94 HB (6.10 mm) -
H2O ASTM Test Method Value Units
Water Absorption, Immersion, 24 hours D570(7) 0.30 % by weight
Water Absorption, Saturation D570(7) 0.70 % by weight