ABS Plastic Injection Molding

ABS Plastic Injection Molding

Retlaw Industries manufactures high-quality ABS thermoplastic components for a wide range of applications. ABS is a versatile plastic product due to its affordability and resistance to strong impacts and corrosive chemicals. It is also relatively harmless with no known toxic carcinogens.

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What is ABS Molding Material?

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic polymer. ABS is made from three monomers: acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. It is often used in the injection molding process and is one of the most common plastics used in OEM part production and 3D print manufacturing.

Why is ABS So Commonly Used?

ABS is commonly used due to its combination of its low-melting point, high-tensile strength, and robust resilience. ABS is commonly used in plastic injection molding and allows for a finished product with the resilience to withstand real-world use in adverse environments.

ABS Material Characteristics

The chemical properties of ABS plastic give it a relatively low melting point and a low glass transition temperature, meaning it can be easily melted down and molded into different shapes during the injection molding process. ABS can be repeatedly melted down and reshaped without significant chemical degradation, making the plastic recyclable. Other benefits of products made of ABS plastic include:

  • Strong impact resistance
  • Strong heat resistance
  • High tensile strength
  • Shock absorbance
  • Scratch resistance
  • Low cost

ABS is relatively safe to handle as it cools down and hardens. This makes it one of the easiest plastics to handle, machine, paint, sand, glue, or otherwise manipulate.

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ABS Plastic Specifications (at Room Temperature)

  • Name  
  • Chemical Formula     
  • Melting Point (°C)    
  • Tensile Strength    
  • Impact Strength    
  • Hardness Level   
  • Flexural Modulus      
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • (C8H8·C4H6·C3H3N)n
  • ~230 °C
  • ~5000-7500 psi
  • ~7.5 ft-lb/in notched Izod
  • R105
  • ~340,000 psi

Common Applications of ABS Injection Molding

Popular in industrial applications, ABS can also be found in plastic products we use on a regular basis. This could include:
ABS is a versatile plastic product due to its affordability and resistance to strong impacts and corrosive chemicals. It is also relatively harmless with no known toxic carcinogens.

Why Choose Retlaw for ABS Plastic Injection Molding?

The manufacturing experts at Retlaw are dedicated to quality temperature control for all molded plastic parts. For over 40 years, Retlaw has been a trusted maker and designer of precise thermoplastic parts for our customers all over the country. Let us help you get the plastic parts you need.

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Serving Wisconsin & Nationwide Companies

Retlaw Industries proudly provides ABS plastic manufacturing services for the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and beyond!

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For over 40 years, Retlaw has produced quality injection molding tools which has led us into thermoplastic injection molding for a wide variety of industries. With over 19 injection molding machines, decades of collective experience, and over 50,000 square feet under roof and room to expand, we are always ready for your new projects.
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