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ABS vs. Phenolic

ABS belongs to the thermoplastics classification, while phenolic belongs to the thermoset plastics. There are 11 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is ABS and the bottom bar is phenolic.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 2.0 to 2.6
3.8
Elongation at Break, % 3.5 to 50
2.0
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 37 to 110
48

Thermal Properties

Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 81 to 95
120

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 15 to 16
46

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.0 to 1.4
1.3

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 0.79 to 1.4
1.6
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 30 to 44
40
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 10 to 22
10
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 24 to 37
23
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11 to 50
7.5