ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a common thermoplastic used to make lightweight, rigid products such as automotive parts, piping and laboratory equipment. It is widely used for mechanical purposes, and also has good electrical properties. ABS is strong, rigid and tough and can withstand temperatures between -13 °F and 140 °F without affecting its impact resistance. Dimensional stability under load of ABS is excellent. ABS is resistant to aqueous acids, alkalis, hydrocholoric and phosphoric acids, alcohols and natural oils.