ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

The Benefits of ABS Plastic in Injection Molding

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic is a thermoplastic polymer often used in the injection molding process. It is one of the most common plastics used in OEM part production and 3D print manufacturing. 

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, meaning the plastic is recyclable. 

ABS is relatively safe to handle as it cools down and hardens, making it one of the easiest plastics to handle, machine, paint, sand, glue, or otherwise manipulate. Other benefits of products made of ABS plastic include:

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

Plastic in Everyday Life

Not only in industrial applications, but many plastic products we use on a regular basis are made with ABS plastic. Some of these products commonly made of this material include:
ABS is a great plastic product to use since it is one of the most affordable plastics resistant to strong impacts and corrosive chemicals. It is also relatively harmless since the plastic material doesn’t have any known toxic carcinogens in it.

Need Plastic Parts?

Retlaw Industries manufactures high-quality thermoplastic components for a wide range of applications. Not only ABS, but Retlaw manufactures part using every type of commercial plastic material, including:

Acrylic (PMMA)
High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
Nylon (PA)
Polycarbonate (PC)
Polyetherimide (PEI)
Polyoxymethylene (POM)
Polypropylene (PP)
Polystrene (PS)

Retlaw’s Commitment to Quality in Your Composite Plastic Parts

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 in precise thermoplastic parts for our customers all over the country, and we are dedicated to making the best product for your industry!

Contact Retlaw Industries to learn more about our quality plastic injection molded parts.
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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