ABS, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a common copolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of butadiene. Usual compositions are about half styrene with a quarter acrylonitrile and a quarter butadiene. ABS can be processed by any thermoplastic methods, and is easily extruded. ABS is stronger than pure polystyrene, and the cost of producing ABS is roughly twice the cost of producing polystyrene due to its physical makeup. A few of ABS properties include: impact resistant, high heat resistance, abrasion resistant, and excellent electrical properties. Some common uses may include: automotive applications, electrical applications, laboratory equipment, office equipment, computer components, whitewater canoes, musical instruments and many more.
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