Common questions about ABS answered

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Is ABS recyclable? What colours can ABS be bought in? Can ABS be used in extreme temperatures? What does ABS stand for? These are just a few of the many questions that some of our customers have about acrylonitrile butadiene styrene sheet material. Luckily for them, we aren’t just suppliers of ABS, we are also experts. With over twenty years of experience under our belts, we’ve got plenty of experience working with ABS, and have established an incredibly in-depth knowledge about the thermoplastic. We want our customers to know exactly what they are buying from us, so we’ll happily lend you our own expert knowledge and advice to make sure you purchase a thermoplastic that is perfect for the job at hand. Below, we’ve answered some important questions about ABS that we think might help our customers gain a wider understanding of the popular thermoplastic.

Is ABS recyclable?

Like most thermoplastics, ABS is recyclable. ABS – which stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – is a thermoplastic which means it is made out of plasticised polymers that enable the material to melt into a liquid form when heated, and then turn into a solid again once cooled. With this in mind, ABS can be used over and over again, as it can just be melted into its liquid state, before being made into the next product. Even more so, ABS sheet still retains its extensive list of properties throughout its moulding and fabrication processes – so you’ll be getting a strong, durable and resistant product no matter how many times it’s been recycled.

What are the properties of ABS?

ABS plastic sheet material has a wide range of properties that make it ideal for use in lots of different industries and applications. It is a very strong thermoplastic that boasts a great impact resistance, and this toughness is retained throughout its manufacturing processes. However, whilst having impressive strength, ABS also weighs very little, and being lightweight means it can be transported easily in its convenient sheet form. The thermoplastic also has an excellent resistance to chemicals and weather, which is why it is commonly used for outdoor applications. In addition to this, ABS can withstand very low temperatures that do not impact its resistance, so if you’re looking for a material that can be used in extremely cold temperatures, ABS should definitely be considered.

What colour is ABS?

Here at Eagle Plastics, ABS can be purchased in a number of different colours, textures, and finishes. Any applications of the thermoplastic will require specific colours or aesthetics, so as a leading supplier of ABS, we want to be able to meet as many of these requirements as we can. Grey, Red, Black and White are the most common colours of ABS we stock, and we can also provide the sheeting with flame retardant properties too.

Call Eagle Plastics for ABS sheeting

You now know that ABS is recyclable and the many properties of the thermoplastic too, but if you’d like to find out more about ABS, then head to our website today. For information on our ABS sheet price list, or for a free quote, call 0116 276 6363 to speak to a member of our team.