2 files

EPiC database - Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

posted on 30.08.2021, 05:26 by Robert CrawfordRobert Crawford, André StephanAndré Stephan, Fabian PrideauxFabian Prideaux
This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic with high mechanical strength. It is tough, resistant to impacts, offers a good surface quality and is a good electrical insulator.

ABS is derived from three polymers, namely acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene, mostly through emulsion. It can be moulded or extruded.

ABS is generally used for pipes and fittings and sometimes for general purpose panels within the construction industry.


Usage metrics