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Machine Grade ABS Plastic

ABS machine grade is an economical engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. The three compounds that makeup ABS are acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene plastic. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. It is widely used for machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to paint and glue. ABS material occupies the unique position of being a bridge between the general industrial and other higher performance engineering thermoplastics.

Emco can help you with all of your ABS machining needs. Some of our machining capabilities for ABS include:

Brand Names

  • Absylux®
  • Cycolac®
  • Ensidur®
  • Polystone ABS

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide for typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative at [email protected].

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At a Glance

Generic Name
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Machine Grade

Available In
Sheet, Rod, Tube, Film

FDA Compliant, ITAR Registered

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Technical Information

Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades Downloads

Stock Products

Sheet 1/4″ – 6″ TH Standard 12″ x 48″; 24″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″; CTS Natural, Black
Rod 1/4″ – 6″ DIA Standard 1/4″ – 2″ x 8′; 2-1/4″ – 6″ x 4′; CTS Natural, Black
Tube Custom Custom Custom
Film Custom Custom Custom

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.


Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in3 D792 0.38
Water Absorption. 24 hrs % D570 0.3
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength @yield psi D638 4.1
Tensile Modulus psi D638 294
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 32
Flexural Strength psi D790 9.1
Flexural Modulus psi D790 304
Hardness Rockwell R D785 102
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 7.7
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10-5 in./in./°F) D256 5.6
Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi °F D648 200
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 177

NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.


  • Machined prototypes
  • Structural components
  • Support blocks
  • Housings
  • Covers


  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Good machinability
  • Excellent aesthetic qualities
  • Easy to paint and glue
  • Good strength and stiffness
  • Low cost


  • Machine Grade. FDA compliant (natural and black)
  • Machine grade. non-FDA (natural and black)
  • Flame retardant grade (natural and black)
  • Static Dissipative (Black. Natural (beige). Semitransparent)


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