Methyl methacrylate-acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene also known as MABS is an amorphous thermoplastic polymer, which is a copolymer of methyl methacrylate (MMA), styrene, acrylonitrile, and butadiene. The polymer provides exceptional properties such as high impact strength, resistance to various chemicals, and excellent transparency. Transparency is one of the important features of MABS, as it allows creation of visual effects, such as shine, deep color, and pearlescent effect, in final products. This property also allows for MABS to be printed on. As a result, MABS is used in design-oriented fields and is preferred due to the ease of processing.
MABS resin is produced by preparing raw materials of the methyl methacrylate, the styrene, the special ester and the styrene butadiene latex by a specific preparation proportion in grafting reaction and then carrying out production with a specific charging sequence matched with the application of the special ester and the stabilizer.
MABS is widely used in the household appliances and kitichen ware; consumer goods, automotive and packaging industries. Important applications include transparent and toughened toys, bathroom and kitchen ware, (computer) housings and covers, suitcases, cosmetic packaging, among many other items.