Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, ABS
ABS is a polymer, based on acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene in the form of a composite, in which an elastomeric phase (polybutadiene) is finely dispersed in a thermoplastic It is impact-resistant, stiff, with a fine surface but poor weather resistance (degraded by sunlight). Available with different feature combinations by changing the proportions of its constituent components and by varying the degree of polymerisation, the chemical bond between the two phases, etc. The main applications are the production of housings for electrical appliances, telephones and computers, automotive equipment and toys (e.g. Lego bricks).