ABS Thermoplastic Material for Aline’s Plastic Injection Molding and Manufacturing

Aline Components offers acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, (ABS), thermoplastic material for customers who want lightweight, rigid custom molded plastic parts or components. ABS is ideal for applications when shock absorption is critical such as in automotive parts, protective gear, and enclosures. When you need high performance and aesthetic appeal, Aline Components suggests ABS plastic materials for custom thermoplastic injection molding and manufacturing.

Customers from all market segments internationally, nationally, and regionally in Bucks County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland are choosing ABS for their custom plastic part or component. To provide customers with high quality at an exceptional value, Aline Components buys only the best ABS plastic materials directly from the most reputable suppliers.

What is ABS Thermoplastic Material?

ABS, a copolymer, is comprised of polymerized styrene and acrylonitrile with polybutadiene. Based on application, proportions can range from 15% to 35% acrylonitrile, 5% to 30% butadiene and 40% to 60% styrene. At Aline, we ensure the right proportion of acrylonitrile to butadiene to styrene will be combined for the properties that best suit your application. Whatever the proportion, the result is a long polybutadiene chain that is crossed with a shorter polystyrene-co-acrylonitrile chain, which constitutes the basic structure of ABS.

ABS Thermoplastic Properties

ABS exhibits excellent mechanical, thermal, electrical, and physiological characteristics. Considered stronger than pure polystyrene, ABS obtains it’s strength from the polarization between the chains which attracts and binds them together. Acrylonitrile provides the materials tensile strength, styrene provides tensile strength as well as shiny, impervious surface quality, and polybutadiene provides the material its tenacity and impact strength even at low temperatures. ABS maintains high performance properties between -25°C and +60°C. The flowability of ABS make this thermoplastic material suitable for easy plastic injection molding and manufacturing.

Advantages of ABS Plastic Include:
  • High impact strength even at low temperatures
  • Easy processing
  • Low heat conductivity
  • Resistant to corrosion and abrasion
  • Non-toxic, no halogens
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Light weight
  • Recyclable
ABS and Aline Components

ABS plastic that is molded at Aline, results in very finely structured mold surface. In some cases, the shiny surface quality of ABS can eliminate the need for painting and finishing, which saves substantial time in plastic manufacturing. In addition, ABS is suitable in diverse applications due to a resistance to various chemicals including water, salt solutions, dilute acids and bases, alcohols, aliphatic hydrocarbons, oils, and fats.

ABS plastic material adheres to requirements regarding contact with food and drinking water, which have been established by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Health Office, the den Regulations of the British Plastics Organization, and the Bedarfsgegenständeverordnung as well as other national and international regulations. Custom plastic part or component applications using ABS not only look aesthetically pleasing but also feel smooth and durable.

When compared to metal, ABS thermoplastic materials exhibit higher thermal expansion coefficients. At Aline, we take thermal expansion into consideration during design and prototyping to avoid any potential complications. Aline’s thermoplastic injection moldings made from ABS result in exact reproductions of a customers specifications. As a comprehensive plastic injection molding and manufacturing company based in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we are proud to offer ABS plastic materials for a broad range of custom plastic part and component applications.