ABS is an amorphous plastic which has a smooth surface structure. Process variations lead to different material properties.

It is well-suitable for colouring with all colours. General mechanical properties are: inflexible, tough, low impact- and notch sensitivity, as well as good insulating properties both mechanical and acoustical.

The chemical resistance and temperature stability is importantly better in comparison to polystyrene.

ABS are mainly used for the manufacture of high-class technical parts which are used for example in automobiles or electrical articles.