ABS, also called as acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene is one of the most important polymer in thermoplastics because of its special properties. In here, we give informations about ABS polymer properties and application areas.
What Is ABS Polymer?
As you understand from its name that ABS is the acronym of acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene. The production of ABS polymer starts with three types of monomers which are stated in ABS’s name. This ‘terpolymer’ microstructure of ABS has two phases in same time. The first phase is rubbery phase which originated from styrene-butadiene copolymer structure. The second phase of ABS thermoplastic polymer has a hard and brittle stucture that is originated from styrene–acrylonitrile. These starting monomers can be composed in various percentages to obtain different structures of ABS materials.
The main applications of ABS polymers; automotive components, fitting and piping applications and some engineering appliances.
What Are The Properties Of ABS?
ABS polymer produced with addition polymerization. And ABS has amorphous molecular structure and has no any degree of crystallinity. Modulus elasticity of ABS polymer is around 2100MPa and tensile strength is around 50MPa. Elongation of ABS polymer changes between 30-70% according to its original shape.
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