ABS is a versatile thermoplastic. It is a terpolymer that combines acrylonitrile, butadeine and styrene. Its’ versatility is exhibited when it is easily combined with additives to give it different levels of impact strength, heat resistance and flame retarding properties. Overall ABS offers a good balance of tensile strength, abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, chemical resistance and surface hardness. ABS is available in a general purpose grade or machining grade. Machine grade available in plates or rods.

At E&T Plastics we carry a general purpose grade that is unmasked and has haircell texture on 1 side. Stock colors are black and white and we stock 48” X 96” in gauges from .060” - .375”.

Alternate colors, grades, textures and sizes are available upon request. Minimums may apply.

ABS Weight Chart
Thickness Size Weight
1/16" 48" x 96"  11.15
1/8" 48" x 96" 22.45
1/4" 48" x 96" 42.41


Corrugated Sheet

This is a corrugated sheet that offers excellent rigidity due to the ribs. It is treated to make it ink receptive and represents a very low cost option for both indoor and outdoor signs. It is one of the lightest in weight and water resistant. It is also used for tote boxes and packaging.

Standard size - 4mm x 48 x 96.

Other thicknesses - 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, 6mm,
                                  8mm, 10mm.

Colors available - White, Ivory, Yellow, Blue, Brown,
                              Black, Orange, Green, Silver, Natural (Clear).


48" x 96" Punds per sheet
2 mm 2.95 lbs
3 mm 3.93 lbs
4 mm 5.08 lbs
5 mm 6.55 lbs
6 mm 9.17 lbs
7 mm 11.14 lbs
8 mm 11.81 lbs
10 mm 13.12 lbs


Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (Cab) Sheet

Cellulose Acetate Butyrate used to be known as Uvex®. It is a high impact material that has deep draw thermoforming capabilities. It is available in clear and many transparent and translucent colors. It has been used for formed letters for signs, for sign faces, face shields, and snowmobile windshields. It is also available in clear tubes which can be capped and used for shipping and display.

Cab Sheet Weight

Gauge   LB/SF Gauge LB/SF Gauge LB/SF
.030 .187  .100 .624 .187 1.17
.060 .374 .125 .780 .250 1.56
.080 .499 .150 .936

Standard sheet size - 50” x 76” and 50” x 100”.
Other sheet sizes up to 76” x 124” available.
Call for cut to size.

High Impact Polystyrene

HIPS is a versatile material. It can be silkscreened, die cut, thermoformed, and is inexpensive. It is most common in white with a matte finish on both sides. This makes it ideal for signs. It is available in thin gauges (.010 through .250). It is stocked as 40” x 72” and 48” x 96” sheet size, but is available run to size in relatively small quantities. Custom colors are also available in smaller runs. It has a low thermoforming temperature allowing for quick cycle times. It is also water resistant.

Standard size - 40” x 72” and 48” x 96”.
Run to size, custom colors.
Tolerance - Thickness +/- 10%.

Thickness for 48" x 96"
Pounds per sheet
Thickness for 48" x 96" sheet
Pounds per sheet
2 mm
14.15 lbs
6 mm
 45.83 lbs
3 mm
22.93 lbs
7 mm
51.20 lbs
4 mm
28.30 lbs
8 mm
56.57 lbs
5 mm
37.06 lbs
10 mm
70.72 lbs


Polycarbonate Film

Polycarbonate film for the graphic arts industry offers a very tough, dimensionally stable material. It can be silk screened, die cut, and fabricated. Due to the high temperature performance of polycarbonate, inks can be dried faster at a higher temperature. Labels can be made for high heat applications. Polycarbonate also has very good electrical properties and an inherent toughness which makes it an excellent choice for membrane switches or thin insulators. Polycarbonate films come in a variety of surface finishes including polished, matte, suede, and velvet. The surfaces can be coated for anti-scratch and/or anti-fog applications.


Clear cellulose acetate is available both cast and extruded. Cast acetate offers superior optics which makes it a good choice for gauge and dial covers. Extruded acetate is more economical and good for pattern making and layouts. Both can be scored and snapped to intricate designs. This is good for model making or prototypes. It can be die cut, printed and thermoformed. Cellulose acetate propionate is a food grade and used for candy molds.

Available in the following Thicknesses:



Rigid Vinyl

Rigid vinyls are used extensively in the graphics arts industry. They are ink receptive and offer clarity, durability, and resistance to moisture and chemicals. Calendered vinyl is available with a matte finish, or can be roller polished or press polished. Clear and white are the most common, but there are a wide variety of standard colors.

Available in the following Thicknesses:



Standard sheet size - 25” x 52”. Other sheets and slit to size on request