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date: 20 September 2019

ABS (acrylontrile‐butadiene‐styrene) (1940s– ) 

A Dictionary of Modern Design

Jonathan Woodham

ABS was one of many of the new breed of plastics that emerged in the post‐Second World War period. It is a strong material that can be injection moulded and blow moulded as well as thermoformed or vacuum formed from ABS sheets. It is able to be produced in a wide variety of colours and is often used in the production of the casings of a wide variety of household goods from hairdryers to vacuum cleaners, and from telephones to toys such as ... ...

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