Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Typical Properties Generic ABS

Product Description
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic ABS

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
General  
Material Status 
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Availability 
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  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
     
--
1.01 to 1.08
 
ASTM D792
73°F
1.03 to 1.08
g/cm³
ISO 1183
--
0.0379
lb/in³
ISO 1183 2
--
1.03 to 1.09
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
Apparent (Bulk) Density
0.65 to 0.66
g/cm³
ISO 60
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
     
220°C/10.0 kg
1.0 to 36
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
220°C/10.0 kg
2.1 to 36
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR)
     
220°C/10.0 kg
0.0793 to 2.50
in³/10min
ISO 1133
--
1.43
in³/10min
ISO 1133 2
Molding Shrinkage
     
Flow : 73°F
3.9E-3 to 6.5E-3
in/in
ASTM D955
Across Flow : 73°F
2.9E-3 to 9.1E-3
in/in
ASTM D955
73°F
0.40 to 0.70
%
ISO 294-4
Water Absorption
     
24 hr, 73°F
0.25 to 0.31
%
ASTM D570
24 hr, 73°F
0.27 to 0.31
%
ISO 62
Saturation, 73°F
0.050 to 0.71
%
ASTM D570
Saturation, 73°F
0.98 to 1.6
%
ISO 62
Equilibrium, 73°F
0.30
%
ASTM D570
Equilibrium, 73°F, 50% RH
0.19 to 0.55
%
ISO 62
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
73°F
246000 to 410000
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
218000 to 456000
psi
ISO 527-2
--
319000
psi
ISO 527-2 2
Tensile Strength
     
Yield, 73°F
4980 to 7660
psi
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
4210 to 8270
psi
ISO 527-2
Yield
5950
psi
ISO 527-2 2
Break, 73°F
3860 to 6720
psi
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
2180 to 7270
psi
ISO 527-2
73°F
4660 to 7750
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
5480 to 7360
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Elongation
     
Yield, 73°F
2.0 to 21
%
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
2.0 to 4.1
%
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
0.90 to 57
%
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
2.0 to 36
%
ISO 527-2
Nominal Tensile Strain at Break
     
73°F
7.8 to 31
%
ISO 527-2
--
20 to 50
%
ISO 527-2 2
Flexural Modulus
     
73°F
206000 to 402000
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
271000 to 429000
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength
     
73°F
6470 to 12900
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
7830 to 12500
psi
ISO 178
Yield, 73°F
8100 to 11500
psi
ASTM D790
Break, 73°F
8530 to 10600
psi
ASTM D790
Poisson's Ratio (73°F)
0.38 to 0.40
 
ASTM E132
Coefficient of Friction
0.11 to 0.46
 
ASTM D1894
Wear Factor
-200000 to 1.0E+6
10^-10 in³·min/ft·lb·hr
ASTM D3702
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Notched Impact Strength (73°F)
2.8 to 13
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Charpy Unnotched Impact Strength (73°F)
23 to 87
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Notched Izod Impact
     
73°F
1.5 to 8.2
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
73°F
4.2 to 12
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Notched Izod Impact (Area) (73°F)
3.43 to 11.2
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D256
Unnotched Izod Impact
     
73°F
1.7 to 31
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
73°F
4.8 to 67
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Instrumented Dart Impact
     
73°F
183 to 337
in·lb
ASTM D3763
73°F
2.89 to 6.49
ft·lb
ISO 6603-2
Gardner Impact (73°F)
148 to 202
in·lb
ASTM D3029
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness
     
73°F
97 to 116
 
ASTM D785
73°F
95 to 117
 
ISO 2039-2
Durometer Hardness
     
73°F
40 to 73
 
ASTM D2240
73°F
73 to 76
 
ISO 868
Ball Indentation Hardness
11400 to 18700
psi
ISO 2039-1
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
     
66 psi, Unannealed
182 to 210
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
171 to 219
°F
ISO 75-2/B
66 psi, Annealed
210 to 213
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Annealed
185 to 228
°F
ISO 75-2/B
264 psi, Unannealed
165 to 198
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed
167 to 206
°F
ISO 75-2/A
264 psi, Annealed
196 to 218
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Annealed
183 to 215
°F
ISO 75-2/A
264 psi
193
°F
ISO 75-2 2
Continuous Use Temperature
140 to 167
°F
ASTM D794
Vicat Softening Temperature
     
--
188 to 225
°F
ASTM D1525
--
192 to 227
°F
ISO 306
50°C/h, B (50N)
213
°F
ISO 306 2
Melting Temperature
432 to 437
°F
 
CLTE
     
Flow
3.9E-5 to 5.1E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Flow
4.8E-5 to 5.7E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM E831
Flow
3.1E-5 to 5.8E-5
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Transverse
4.7E-5 to 6.5E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM E831
Transverse
4.4E-5 to 5.3E-5
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Thermal Conductivity
     
73°F
1.0 to 1.2
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ASTM C177
73°F
1.2 to 1.4
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ISO 8302
RTI Elec
138 to 140
°F
UL 746
RTI Imp
138 to 140
°F
UL 746
RTI Str
138 to 140
°F
UL 746
Electrical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Surface Resistivity
     
--
4.0 to 2.5E+14
ohms
ASTM D257
--
4.0E+3 to 5.0E+15
ohms
IEC 60093
Volume Resistivity
     
73°F
0.15 to 2.5E+15
ohms·cm
ASTM D257
73°F
5.1E+3 to 2.5E+16
ohms·cm
IEC 60093
73°F
1.0E+12 to 1.0E+15
ohms·m
IEC 62631-3-1
Dielectric Strength
     
73°F
380 to 890
V/mil
ASTM D149
73°F
500 to 950
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
Dielectric Constant
     
73°F
2.41 to 3.11
 
ASTM D150
73°F
3.09 to 3.10
 
IEC 60250
73°F
2.93
 
IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor
     
73°F
3.0E-3 to 6.3E-3
 
ASTM D150
73°F
3.8E-3 to 0.015
 
IEC 60250
Arc Resistance
5.00 to 8.88
sec
ASTM D495
Comparative Tracking Index
581 to 600
V
IEC 60112
High Amp Arc Ignition (HAI)
10.0 to 200
 
UL 746
High Voltage Arc Tracking Rate (HVTR)
0.00 to 0.147
in/min
UL 746
Hot-wire Ignition (HWI)
13 to 57
sec
UL 746
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Burning Rate
2.1 to 4.0
in/min
ISO 3795
Glow Wire Flammability Index
1190 to 1760
°F
IEC 60695-2-12
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature
1190 to 1760
°F
IEC 60695-2-13
Oxygen Index
21 to 27
%
ASTM D2863
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Gardner Gloss
59 to 99
 
ASTM D523
Gloss
15 to 98
 
ASTM D2457
Transmittance
83.7 to 93.0
%
ASTM D1003
Haze
1.46 to 4.02
%
ASTM D1003
Yellowness Index
13 to 31
YI
ASTM D1925
Fill Analysis
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Melt Viscosity
155 to 1550
Pa·s
ASTM D3835
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
166 to 187
°F
 
Drying Time
2.2 to 3.7
hr
 
Drying Time, Maximum
7.9
hr
 
Dew Point
0 to 2
°F
 
Suggested Max Moisture
0.010 to 0.11
%
 
Suggested Shot Size
60
%
 
Suggested Max Regrind
30
%
 
Hopper Temperature
157 to 158
°F
 
Rear Temperature
334 to 473
°F
 
Middle Temperature
373 to 474
°F
 
Front Temperature
389 to 486
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
408 to 466
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
406 to 477
°F
 
Mold Temperature
118 to 162
°F
 
Injection Pressure
9620 to 15500
psi
 
Holding Pressure
498 to 10900
psi
 
Back Pressure
12.5 to 421
psi
 
Screw Speed
41 to 102
rpm
 
Clamp Tonnage
2.5 to 3.5
tons/in²
 
Cushion
0.125 to 0.375
in
 
Vent Depth
1.8E-3
in
 
Injection Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic ABS

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
167 to 195
°F
 
Drying Time
2.8 to 3.7
hr
 
Suggested Max Moisture
0.010 to 0.075
%
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
355 to 402
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
391 to 429
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
390 to 446
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
390 to 437
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.
390 to 455
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
419 to 438
°F
 
Melt Temperature
385 to 438
°F
 
Die Temperature
435 to 443
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic ABS

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Tested in accordance with ISO 10350. 23°C/50%r.h. unless otherwise noted.