ABS materials

ABS plastic - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS material is an amorphous terpolymer formed by the combination of three compounds: Acrylonitrile, Butadiene and Styrene. Using different combinations of these monomers, wide ranging different plastic ABS types can be manufactured offering a wide spectrum of different ABS properties by means of branching or copolymerization. 
ABS plastic material provides a unique bridge between the standard plastics and other engineering thermoplastics. The performance of ABS polymer is characterised by toughness and impact resistance, even at low temperatures, good stiffness and machinability. 

Manufactured ABS products and ABS parts

Ensinger processes ABS plastic into various shapes, mainly in the form of ABS sheets and rods. Ensinger processes these semi-finished ABS products in-house using CNC machines to produce high precision finished ABS parts. If you prefer to do the processing yourself, you can also purchase the stock shapes directly. In addition to this, Ensinger also manufacutres customised plastic profiles.

ABS rods AND ABS plates - manufactured ABS semi-finished products

ABS shape materials

Ensinger is an ABS supplier and produces semi-finished products made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene under the brand name TECARAN ABS in the colour grey.

  • ABS rod
  • ABS plate / sheet


ABS plastic offers:

  • Cost effective alternative to other engineering thermoplastics due to similar physical properties
  • Easy bonding with adhesives such as cyanoacrylates, two-component epoxy resins and structural acrylics
  • Gamma ray and X-ray resistance
  • Good machinability


  • Mirror mounts
  • Interior trim
  • Handle components (automotive industry)
  • Housing components in the electronics industry