What is ABS?
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or ABS, is an amorphous thermoplastic polymer commonly used in injection molding and extrusion. ABS is a strong & durable, chemically resistant resin that is great for many applications across a wide array of industries. ABS can easily be dyed to match any color needed.
ABS has an exceptional ability to hold its form and maintain its shape over time.
One of the most famous applications of ABS is the plastic building pieces made by Lego. ABS is a popular choice for many parts that need to maintain rigidity and form.
What is ASA?
Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate or ASA, is an amorphous thermoplastic elastomer developed as an alternative to ABS. ASA was created to be a stronger ABS, improving on many of ABS’s qualities like weathering, UV resistance and resistance to stress cracking.
ASA is commonly used in products from areas like automotive, appliance, electrical/electronics, and sporting goods. Below are some product examples:
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