Using ABS sheet plastic | What can it offer you?

ABS product sample

ABS sheet plastic is one of the most versatile of thermoplastics on the market – which is why here at Eagle Plastics, we are proud to stock and sell it in small and large quantities. When it comes to thermoplastics, we have over a decade of experience under our belts. So you can rely on Eagle Plastics for a professional and competitively-priced service. Alongside this, we strive to offer a fast, easy and hassle-free service that goes the extra mile in ensuring you find exactly what you need for your project. With so many thermoplastics to choose from, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know about each one – so you can make sure you’re choosing a thermoplastic that’s right for you.

About ABS sheet plastic

ABS sheet plastic is a type of thermoplastic that is formed by the polymerisation of styrene and acrylonitrile onto thermoplastic rubber, the thermoplastic rubber is then melt compounded with styrene acrylonitrile. The combining of all these materials forms ABS, a material that boasts a long list of properties and lends itself to many different applications.

The properties of ABS

ABS, which stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also incredibly resistant to chemicals and high temperatures. The material is so tough and it is also available at Eagle Plastics in a flame retardant grade. ABS plastic sheet material demonstrates a great ease of fabrication and formability too, similar levels to those of High Impact Polystyrene. This popular thermoplastic also offers fantastic durability, alongside a high impact strength. ABS sheet material is a common go-to thermoplastic because it offers a long list of impressive internal properties as well as being able to be purchased in a wide variety of textures and colours – which means you can choose what is best for your project.

What can ABS sheet plastic be used for?

Due to its extensive list of desirable properties, ABS plastic is used in numerous day-to-day products. Its ability to be used in high temperatures makes it a great material for automotive mouldings, enclosures, transit trays and disability aides. Being incredibly resistant to impact makes ABS a common material to be used for car bumpers too. The sports equipment industry makes use of the material’s high impact resistance as well, and once thermoformed, ABS is used for equipment like water canoes. You will also find that most protective headgear for building and construction is made from ABS sheet plastic.

ABS at Eagle Plastics

We stock ABS sheet material in a wide variation of sizes and measurements including ABS sheet 3mm thicknesses and from 1mm through to 6mm. With a bespoke service on-hand too, you can be sure that you’ll get the exact measurements you need for your thermoplastic – and at a good price.

If you would like to find out more about ABS sheet, then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0116 276 6363 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.