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- n. any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances
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Then I went into my medical bag and got out half a dozen black rings made of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene plastic, or more simply, the material that commonly composes pipes used for water and sewage lines.
Buyers of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic are finding supplies plentiful but increasingly expensive, a result of the costlier and scarcer feedstocks.
The good news for buyers of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins is that these materials have dropped steeply in price since late last year.
Demand for reinforced thermosets and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resins will expand at a below average pace due to mature markets and more specialized applications.
ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) and Polycarbonate (PC) are what almost all consumer electronic device cases are made out of -- computers, cell phones, MP3 players, you name it.