ABS Plastic Pads
Plastic pads make up a small selection of the many products available from Advanced Seals & Gaskets, available in numerous grades, colours, thicknesses and finishes one of which includes ABS plastic or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. ABS plastic sheets can be manufactured and supplied in sheets up to 2500mm x 1250mm in size and thicknesses between 1mm and 6mm, from which ABS plastic pads can be cut.
Various other non-standard pads with different textures and profiles can also be supplied to order as ABS plastic can also be moulded or vacuumed formed into bespoke shapes and are found used across several industry sectors. Using one of our many on-site saws, presses or CNC machines, we are able to convert ABS plastic sheets into cut pads, washers or strips, all of which can be supplied with a choice of self adhesives or foils.
For information on ABS Plastic Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Characteristics Of ABS Plastic
Colours: black/white as standard but others can be made to order
Texture: smooth or various textured options
Thicknesses: 1mm - 6mm
Grades of ABS available:
FDA approved sheets; for use in the food industry.
High impact resistance; for products that will experience tough handling.
Flame retardant options; our fire retardant products have a UL94-V0 fire grade rating
Scratch resistant; for products where finish and longevity is important
Temperature Range: -20° C - 80° C (continuous)
Chemical Resistances: Good resistance to dilute acids, dilute alkalis, oils and greases
Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical ABS Plastic Pads
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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What Are ABS Plastic Pads?
ABS plastic is made up of three monomers acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene, which make up this particular thermoplastic material. A ‘thermoplastic polymer’ is a material which can be melted over and over again, where it is cooled down back to a solid state in it’s new shape or form.
These three monomers create a tough and durable material, which can be produced in different variations by adjusting the amounts each compound added or with the addition of additives such as FDA, Flame Retardant, Scratch resistance and very High Impact resistance grades.
Our customers have the option of taking ABS plastic PADS which can be produced as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses. Manufacturing pads in-house even means we can supply them in a plain or self adhesive backed finish and even laminate multiple types of material together to create bespoke and unique variations.
Why Use ABS Plastic Pads?
Plastic materials are manufactured to be able to offer different properties for use in different environments. ABS plastic pads demonstrate strength, chemical, thermal stability and resistance to impact and chemical corrosion.
ABS plastic pads can be cut and converted into a range of intricate shapes and products using various techniques including laser cutting, die cutting, sawing and even thermoforming (where the material is heated until it is soft, re-shaped and then left to cool and harden) Many components for industrial or household items designed for outdoor use which need to be tough, durable and impact resistant such as foundation or tie down pads for placing underneath mobile homes, garden tool casings and covers, etc are made using ABS as it is extremely weather resistant, however will deteriorate over time if exposed to UV.
Other Types of Plastic Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of plastic sheeting - our most popular materials being:
- HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
Advantages Of Using ABS Plastic Pads
Using ABS plastic pads offer a whole host of benefits, not only are they cheaper and lighter in weight in comparison to metal and some sponge options, but also offer more resistance to wear and corrosion (will not rust unlike metal).
Despite being a fairly rigid material, ABS plastic pads can still be compressed to create a tight seal between surfaces, as well as being great for insulation applications as it does not conduct heat or electricity. Other advantages of using ABS plastic pads include the cost of production and purchasing of the material itself, its strong, impact and shock resistant and sturdy, a material which can not only be melted and re-formed several times, but is also easy to recycle.
ABS plastic pads are made more versatile as they can be manufactured in a range of colours and finishes and also cut, pressed or moulded into bespoke shapes and profiles.
Benefits Of Using ABS Plastic Pads
- Weather resistant
- Impact resistant
- Can be melted and re-formed
- Strong and rigid
- Can be easily machined, moulded of vacuumed formed, glued and painted
- Low heat and electricity conductivity for use with electrical insulation
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