Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

A good general purpose material, ABS is tough and has good dielectric (insulating) properties. It is very easy to decorate or paint. Assembly is very possible as adhesives bond well to ABS. ABS does not resist ultraviolet degradation unless UV stabilizer is added to the resin before the sheet is extruded. Another method of protecting the ABS from UV is to co-extrude a UV resistant cap onto the base ABS. Acrylic makes a great UV layer as it adds a very cosmetic surface to the ABS. ABS is not fire retardant, additives can be mixed into the base resin to yield a UL V-0 rating.

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