A natural white colour- easy to dye
History of ABS
Since the 1940’s Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene has been commonly available. It has been improved by introducing a rubber (butadiene) as a third monomer which made it more popular and readily available as the complete ABS material in the 1950’s.
How is it made?
ABS is most often polymerized via a process called emulsion. It is created by a patented process commonly known as ‘continuous mass polymerization’. ABS can be processed by injection moulding or extrusion technique.
ABS is used in a wide variety of applications in the household including:
Housings for vacuum cleaners
It is mainly used in the following industries
Electrical/electronics (in white goods/computer products
Lego is one of the most famous products made from ABS.