Ensinger TECARAN™ ABS material is a terpolymer and an amorphous resin. It is manufactured by combining three different compounds. The three that make up TECARAN™ ABS are acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. TECARAN™ ABS occupies the unique position of being a bridge between the industrial and other higher performance engineering thermoplastics. Its performance is characterized by toughness and impact strength, even at low temperatures, good stiffness and machinability.


Chemical designation
ABS (Acrylnitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer)
1,04 g/cm3

Main Features

  • high stiffness
  • electrically insulating
  • low density
  • good chemical resistance
  • high toughness
  • good damping
  • low moisture absorption
  • good weldable and bondable

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    1700MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength32MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield32MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield3%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test)49%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength49MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    1600MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength15/26/46MPa1% / 2% / 5%EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus1400MPa5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy)n.b.kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy)34kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness74MPaISO 2039-1
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Glass transition temperature104CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature100Cshort termNN
    Service temperature75Clong termNN
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    surface resistivity1014ODIN IEC 60093
    volume resistivity1014O*cmDIN IEC 60093
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases---
    Flammability (UL94)HB-corresponding toDIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering--NN
    Water absorption0.2%24h / 96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 62

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