What are the bene?ts of using ABS?

If you are wondering what the benefits of ABS are, then you have come to the right place. As a leading supplier of thermoplastic sheeting – including ABS plastic sheet – we have established a highly in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials we supply. With our knowledge and experience, we can help you find the perfect thermoplastic for your requirements. Our team of experts will happily talk you through all of the options and benefits, so that you can make a well-informed decision on what type of material you want to use for your project. We have a wide range of thermoplastics to choose from – all of which have a number of desirable properties – however, ABS plastic remains to be one of the most popular materials we sell.

The benefits of ABS

The benefits of ABS are all based around the versatility that the thermoplastic can offer its user. As one of the world's most used thermoplastics, ABS has the durability and adaptability to be used in a wide range of industrial and commercial requirements.

The sheeting has an incredibly tough impact resistance and will maintain this toughness no matter what type of shape it is made into and what type of manufacturing process it has undertaken. Although acrylonitrile butadiene styrene sheet is strong, it is also very light, and therefore can be transported and fabricated with ease.

The thermoplastic also boasts a fantastic chemical and weather resistance, which means it can make a great material to use in outdoor applications. With the ability to withstand very low temperatures whilst retaining its high impact resistance, ABS is the go-to thermoplastic to use in harsh temperatures too.

What can ABS be used for?

With a long list of useful properties, there are lots of different manufacturing companies that benefit from using ABS. It can be purchased in a variety of colours and textures too – giving it an even wider scope of uses and applications.

Its high impact resistance combined with its minimal weight means that the material is suitable and safe for use with young children. Being such a durable thermoplastic, you'll find that lots of children's toys such as musical instruments and building blocks are often made from ABS.

The water sports sector benefits from ABS too, as its chemical and weather resistance makes it a perfect material to make helmets and canoes from. Possessing good shock absorption properties also means that ABS can be used in the automotive industry and it is often used to make car bumpers. Other uses for ABS include pipework for drains and ventilation, kitchen appliances, and construction work.

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