ABS or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a common thermoplastic polymer typically used for injection molding applications and recently has become very popular for . ABS primarily is popular due to ease of machinability and its low production cost. At the same time, its natural benefits of affordability and machinability do not hinder the ABS material’s desired properties viz. Impact Resistance, Structural Strength and Stiffness, Chemical Resistance, Excellent High and Low Temperature Performance, Great Electrical Insulation Properties, Easy to Paint and Glue.
ABS plastic attains these physical attributes through the initial creation process. By polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene, chemical “chains” attract each other and bind together to make ABS stronger.
Acrylonitrile: It’s a synthetic monomer produced from ammonia and propylene.
Butadiene: It’s a monomer that results as a bi-product along with ethylene when produced from steam crackers.
Styrene: It’s monomer produced by dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene.
Each monomer unit lends separate properties to the thermoplastic. While Acrylonitrile contributes to its high chemical and heat resistance properties, Butadiene adds strength and toughness and Styrene offers properties like rigidity and processability.
As mentioned earlier above, the chemical, physical, mechanical and electrical properties of ABS plastic give it some unique characteristics. It’s relatively low melting point and low gas transition temperature makes it an easy to use material for plastic injection molding as well as for plastic extrusion.
In general, skin irritation has not been produced in human patch tests with ABS Profile. However, a small percentage of subjects may respond to prolonged contact with redness of skin. Significant skin permeation, and systemic toxicity, after contact appears unlikely. There are no reports of human sensitization.
If particles of ABS Profiles contact the eye, mechanical irritation with tearing, pain or blurred vision may result.
None of the components present in this material are carcinogenous.
Various colors. Solid. No serious effects anticipated under normal conditions of use. No known applicable information.
Inhalation : At Thermal Decomposition small amounts of Styrene, Ethybenzene and Acrylonitrile may be
emitted. Exposure of high concentrations of these vapors and fumes could cause nausea, drowsiness, and headache. Consult a Physician if necessary.
Eyes : Not applicable under normal conditions of use.
Ingestion : No specific intervention is indicated as molding is not likely to be hazardous by ingestion. Consult a physician if necessary.
Skin : The molding is not likely to be hazardous by skin contact, but, cleansing the skin after use is advisable. If molten polymer gets on skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel molding polymer from skin. Obtain medical treatment for thermal burn.
Pre-existing eye, skin and respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure.
Additives are encapsulated and not expected to be released from product under normal conditions of use.
2. Incineration with Energy Recovery
The high fuel value of this product makes option 2 very desirable for material that cannot be recycled, but , incinerator must be capable of scrubbing out acidic combustion products. Treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal must be in accordance with applicable federal, state/provincial, and local regulations.
Package the Product in Paper, Plastic Film or Carton Box in order to minimize surface exposure.
Store Under normal Warehouse Conditions in cool, dry and ventilated area.
ABS is not a skin irritant in tests with animals.
In animal testing ABS has not caused carcinogenicity. No animal data are available to define developmental, reproductive or mutagenic hazards.
No information is available. Toxicity is expected to be low, based on insolubility in water.
With appropriate commercial practices, the Rigid ABS Profiles are safe to handle and in storage. For further information on the material or this MSDS, please contact the Technical Director at R.K. PROFILES PVT. LTD., Faridabad, India.
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