WHAT IS MABS ?
Methyl methacrylate-acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (MABS) is a clear engineering and commodity thermoplastic that has excellent transparency, high impact strength, good stiffness and good resistance to chemicals. The properties of MABS resins depend on their composition. The butadiene portion provides flexibility and high impact resistance whereas the methacrylate-styrene-acrylonitrile portion provides strength, good dimensional stability, and creep resistance.
The impact resistance of MABS is not greatly affected by temperature fluctuations.
WHAT ARE PROPERTIES OF MABS PLASTIC?
Methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or MABS, a new modification of ABS. MABS is an amorphous thermoplastic. The properties of MABS resins depend on their composition. The butadiene part provides flexibility and high impact resistance, while the methacrylate-styrene-acrylonitrile part provides strength, good dimensional stability and creep resistance. It is sometimes called transparent ABS, a copolymer of methyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene (MABS).
The key properties of MABS are excellent transparency, high impact strength, and good chemical resistance. This is an exceptional combination of properties for a modified impact thermoplastic. MABS can be used to create particularly bright visual effects, such as very deep colors, pearlescent effects or flashes. It is easy process and can also be printed on. The incorporation of methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA) in the SAN rigid phase and retouching with the composition of the gummy phase, the refractive index values were coincident and therefore a high transparency could be achieved. Effect of manipulation of chemical composition transparent MABS can not compete with the impact of ABS grades.
MABS is widely used in the household appliances and consumer goods industry. It is also used for toys, office accessories, industrial housings and covers, reusable drinkware, and medical devices.