ABS boards

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is an amorphous plastic with a density of 1.05 g/m3 used in the manufacture of boards which are highly impact-resistant in positive and negative temperatures. It exhibits high hardness, flexibility, low weight and resistance to scratching. ABS is one of a few plastics which can be coated with metals by galvanizing.

Types of ABS boards:

  • ABS/PMMA – ABS co-extruded with acrylate (PMMA)
  • ABS/TPU – ABS co-extruded with thermoplastic polyurethane
  • ABS/ASA – ABS co-extruded with the ASA copolymer

Processing

  • Heat forming
  • Hot bending
  • Cementing
  • Die cutting
  • Guillotine cutting, laser cutting, cutting with wood and metal cutters
  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • The boards can be offset and screen printed

Advantages

  • Low weight
  • Good insulation properties
  • Excellent rigidity
  • High impact strength
  • Ease of heat forming
  • Ease of machining
  • Good chemical resistance

Applications

Automotive industry:

  • Car trunks (ABS/ASA)
  • Camping trailers (ABS/TPU)
  • Dashboards (ABS/TPU)
  • Spoilers, bumpers, wheel housings
  • Parts of tractor cabs and specialist vehicle cabs
  • Bodies of low-power tractors and lawnmowers

Furniture and fitments:

  • Chair seats
  • Stands, cabinets, drawer inserts
  • Exterior doors (ABS/PMMA)

Lighting:

  • Industrial lamp enclosures

Packaging:

  • Anti-slip shipping pallets (ABS/ASA)
  • Containers, tool cases
  • Sanitary branch, shower bases, bath tubs (ABS/PMMA)
  • Sun bed bodies (ABS/PMMA)

Machine and device engineering:

  • Electronic and household enclosures
  • Enclosures of medical and electronic devices and instruments

Sports:

  • Surfing boards (ABS/ASA)
If you have any questions, contact us.
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