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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene [ABS]


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a tough sheet (extruded rod is also available) with good impact resistance down to low temperatures. It is processed with ease and versatility, in particular thermoforming where it is capable of a deep draw and maintaining a good definition. It can be worked using conventional metal working equipment including, turning, drilling, milling, sawing, boring, die-cutting, routing and shearing (using high speed carbide-tipped tools where applicable).

ABS sheet is available with a choice of surface finishes. Modified grades are also available to increase UV resistance or to improve its fire rating.

Please note, whilst every care is taken to keep ABS in stable conditions, due to it's hygroscopic qualities it may require drying before thermoforming.




  • High rigidity and impact strength

  • Excellent abrasion resistance

  • Excellent electrical properties, moisture and creep resistance

  • ABS has good chemical and stress cracking resistance to inorganic salt solutions, alkalis and many acids. (Except strong oxidizing acids)

  • ABS is easily machined to close tolerances, is tough, dimensionally stable and may be thermoform

  • Automotive interior and exterior

  • Laboratory equipment

  • Office accessories

  • Toys

  • Aircraft interior trims

  • Luggage

  • Machine parts and rollers

  • Architectural model buildings


Super High Impact ABS Sheet - Material Properties¹


ISO Test method


Super High Impact ABS





Izod Impact Strength (notched).




Flexural Strength




Tensile Strength




Falling Dart Impact Strength²

ISO 6603-1



Vicat Softening Temperature




Heat Deflection Temperature




Flammability Rating




¹Property evaluations on injection moulded unpigmented material. ²4.0mm unpigmented extruded sheet ³Density values vary with pigmentation


Super High Impact ABS Sheet

Black, Pinseal Emboss  1372mmx 660mm Black, Pinseal Emboss  1600mmx1080mm
1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm & 5.0mm 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, & 4.0mm
Black, Pinseal Emboss  2500mmx1250mm Grey, Pinseal Emboss  2500mmx 250mm
1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6.0mm 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm
Black, Smooth 2500x1250mm
white, Smooth 2500x1250mm
1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6.0mm 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6.0mm
White, Smooth 1600mmx1080mm Black, Smooth 1372mmx660mm
1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm & 4.0mm 1.0mm only
White, Pinseal Emboss 2500mmx1250mm White, Smooth 1372mmx660mm
1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm & 4.0mm 1.0mm only

Reprocessed ABS

Uncritical Black - Pinseal emboss

Reprocessed ABS is made from prime regrind material, compounded black. The colour may vary but the quality is consistent, offering an economic alternative for many vacuum forming and industrial applications.

2500mm x 1250mm
1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6.0mm

Fire Retardent ABS UL94-VO

Acrylic Capped ABS

Black, Pinseal Emboss 1372mmx660mm
Black Gloss Finish 2500mmx1250mm
2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6mm 2.0mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm & 6.0mm
Black, Pinseal Emboss 2500mmx1250mm
Black, Gloss Finish 2500mmx1250mm
2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6mm 2.0mm, 3.0mm, & 4.0mm
White, Pinseal Emboss 2500mmx1250mm Silver Metallic, Gloss finish 2500mmx1250mm
2.0mm, 3.0mm & 4.0mm 2.0mm, 3.0mm, & 4.0mm

High impact ABS coated with a self colour Acrylic co-extrusion on one side giving a hard, high gloss U.V. stable finish

Carbon Fibre Effect ABS 2500mmx1250mm  
2.0mm, 3.0mm & 4.0mm  

High impact ABS laminated with a printed Acrylic film giving a realistic carbon fibre appearance ideal for thermoformed items with a 'High tec' look.



Material Safety Data Sheet for ABS

Ingredients Pigments (non hazardous) 4%max, Additives (non hazardous) 10% max. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (CAS#009003-56-9) – 90%

Physical Properties Flat sheet, smooth or embossed finishes. Melting point 90°C, Specific gravity 1.05gm/cm³ Bulk density- 650kg/m³ Insoluble in water. Percentage volatiles by volume – negligible.

Fire & Explosion Data: Flash point –300°C. Extinguishing media – Water fog, foam carbon dioxide dry chemical.

Emergency & First Aid Procedures: In case of fire an aqualung is obligatory.

Health Effects Data: Effects of inhalation; fumes from thermal decomposition and dust generated from machining may cause temporary breathing difficulties. Effects of ingestion – non toxic. Eye contact; Fumes or dust may cause irritation. Skin contact; hot material may cause burns.

First Aid: First aid for inhalation; remove victim to fresh air, seek medical attention if symptoms persist. First Aid for ingestion; seek medical attention if symptoms develop. First Aid for eye contact- flush eye with water. First Aid for skin contact- cool burns with water, seek medical attention for removal of molten material.

Protective Clothing/ Control Measures: Respiratory protection; Dust masks should be available. Eye protection – use safety glasses. Thermal gloves and protective clothing should be worn. Ventilation requirements – good local and adequate general ventilation should be ensured.

Emergency Procedures. Spillage; lift spillage mechanically.

Waste Disposal. Controlled waste; No. Preferred disposal method – incineration or sanitary landfill, regarding local legal requirements.

Ecological Hazards. Water hazard; no ecological hazard. Land hazard – no hazard.

Transport. Special requirements- none. Labelling – (not dangerous).


The information given here is believed to be correct, but completeness and accuracy are not guaranteed. The user shall be fully responsible for determining the suitability of products for the intended use.