ABS is one of the few non-metallic materials that can be electroplated. It exhibits good chemical and stress cracking resistance, and is resistant to alkalis, certain oils, mineral acids, and inorganic salt solutions.
ABS sheet and rod are ideal for applications requiring turning, drilling, milling, sawing, die-cutting, or shearing. These materials offer excellent abrasion, moisture, and creep resistance, and good dielectric properties. ABS rod and sheet are easily thermoformed and yield great heat detail.