abs acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Ensinger TECARAN ABS 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 commodity 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)
Alternative colors available
1,03 g/cm3

Main Features

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

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Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Tensile strength at yield5,100psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    350,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Elongation at break15%@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Flexural strength8,300psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    275,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Impact strength (Izod)5.7ftlbsin@ 73 °FASTM D 256
    Rockwell hardness102-@ 73 °FASTM D 785
    Wear (K) factor3500*10-10in3minftlbshrAgainst Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpmASTM D 3702
    Coefficient of friction0.19 - 0.21-StaticASTM D 3702
    Coefficient of friction0.35-Dynamic, 40 psi, 50 fpmASTM D 3702
    Tensile strength at break5,100psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Elongation at yield3%@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Compression modulus170,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 695
    Compression strength711psi@ 73 °F, 1% strainASTM D 695
    Compression strength6,000psi@ 73 °F, 10% strainASTM D 695
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Deflection temperature200F@ 66 psiASTM D 648
    Deflection temperature177F@264 psiASTM D 648
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)5.6*10-5ininF-40F to 100FASTM D 696
    Service temperature210FIntermittent-
    Service temperature160FLong Term-
    Vicat softening point224F-
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Volume resistivity1*1015O*cmASTM D 257
    Dielectric strength450V/milASTM D 149
    Dielectric constant3.3-@ 60 Hz, 73 °F, 50% RHASTM D 150
    Dissipation factor0.02-@ 60 Hz, 73 °FASTM D 150
    surface resistivity1.0*1014Ohm/squareASTM D 257
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Moisture absorption0.17%@ 24 hrs, 73 °FASTM D 570
    Moisture absorption0.70%@ saturation, 73 °FASTM D 570
    Flammability (UL94)HB--

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