ABS is more stable, as it maintains more efficiently its physical characteristics to temperature changes, whereas PVC softens when exposed to heat, and hardens when exposed to low temperatures (risk of splintering), thus being ABS more stable.
In consequence to the above mentioned, the application of ABS edges can be accomplished at higher speed, and at the same time provide a higher finish quality of the edge-band.
Due to its composition, it has a higher resistance to surface scratches. It is an important fact for plain colors as – in wood grain designs – the varnish applied provides the necessary resistance.
It is more ecologic tan PVC. The combustion of PVC produces toxic fumes (hydrochloric acid), this not being the case of ABS.
5- WEAR OF TOOLS
Due to its composition, ABS will minimize the wear of tools used in the application process of edges.