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HomeAcronyms for Plastics - (abbreviations)

(ACRONYMS) Acronyms for Plastics - (abbreviations)   
Acronyms for Plastics - (abbreviations)
Acronyms for Plastics:
  • ABA Poly(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Acrylate)
  • ABS Poly(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • ACM Poly(Acrylic Acid Ester Rubber)
  • ACS Acrylonitrile-Chlorinated Polyethylene-Styrene Terpolymer
  • ACS American Chemical Society
  • AES Poly(Acrylonitrile Ethylene Styrene) or Poly(Acrylonitrile Ethylene Propylene Styrene)
  • AMMA Poly(Acrylonitrile Methyl Methacrylate)
  • AN Acrylonitrile
  • AO Antioxidant
  • APET Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthlate
  • API American Petroleum Institute
  • ARP Poly(Arylterephthalate) Copolyester
  • AS Antistatic
  • ASA Poly(Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile)
  • ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
  • BDMA Benzyl Dimethyl Amine (Epoxy Cure Accelerator)
  • BGE Butyl Glycidyl Ether
  • BIIR Bromobutyl Rubber
  • BMC Bulk Molding Compound
  • BMI Bismaleimide
  • BOPP Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (Film)
  • BR Polybutadiene Rubber
  • CA Cellulose Acetate
  • CAB Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • CAP Cellulose Acetate Propionate
  • CF Cresol Formaldehyde
  • CFR Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR has provisions dealing with food contact of polymers)
  • CGE Cresol Glycidyl Ether
  • CHDM Cyclohexanedimethanol
  • CIIR Chlorobutyl Rubber
  • CM Chlorinated Polyethylene Rubber
  • CM Compression Molded
  • CMC Carboxymethyl Cellulose
  • CN Cellulose Nitrate
  • CO Epichlorohydrin Rubber (Homopolymer)
  • COF Coefficient of Friction
  • CP Cellulose Propionate
  • CPE Chlorinated Polyethylene
  • CPVC Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
  • CR Polychloroprene Rubber
  • CS Casein
  • CSA Canadian Standards Associates
  • CSM Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene Rubber
  • CTE Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • CTFE Chlorortrifluoroethylene
  • CTI Comparative Tracking Index
  • CVD Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • DAM Dry As Molded (often applied to nylon)
  • DAP Diallyl Phthalate
  • DDS Diaminodiphenyl Sulfone (Epoxy Cure Agent)
  • DGEBA Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol A
  • DIN Deutches Institut fÃâ¼r Normung
  • DTUL Deflection Temperature Under Load
  • EAA Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
  • EBAC Poly(Ethylene Butyl Acrylate)
  • EC Ethyl Cellulose
  • ECN Epoxy Cresol Novolac
  • ECO Epichlorohydrin Rubber (Ethylene Oxide Copolymer)
  • ECTFE Poly(Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene) (aka Halar)
  • EEA Poly(Ethylene-Ethyl Acrylate)
  • EEW Epoxy Equivalent Weight (Also called WPE)
  • EMAAA Ethylene Acid Terpolymer
  • EMAC Poly(Ethylene Methyl Acrylate)
  • EMCM Ethylene Methyl Acrylate Cyclohexene Methyl Acrylate
  • EMI Electromagnetic Interference
  • EP Epoxy; Epoxide
  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency (US Government)
  • EPDM Ethylene Propylene Terpolymer Rubber
  • EPM Ethylene Propylene Copolymer
  • EPN Epoxy Phenol Novolac
  • EPS Expanded Polystyrene ESCR Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance
  • ETFE Poly(Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) (aka Tefzel)
  • ETPU Engineering Thermoplastic Polyurethane
  • EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer
  • EVAC Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer
  • EVAL Poly(Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol)
  • EVOH Poly(Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol)
  • FDA Food and Drug Administration (US Government)
  • FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
  • FF Furan Formaldehyde
  • FMQ Fluorosilicone Rubber
  • FPM Fluorocarbon Rubber
  • FPVC Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride
  • FR Flame Retardant
  • FVMQ Fluorosilicone Rubber
  • FZ Fluorinated Polyphosphazene Rubber
  • GFR Glass Fiber Reinforced
  • GP General Purpose
  • GPO Propylene Oxide Rubber
  • GPPS General Purpose Polystyrene
  • HAI High Amp Arc Ignition
  • HALS Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer
  • HDPE High Density Polyethylene
  • HDT Heat Deflection Temperature or Heat Distortion Temperature
  • HFP Hexafluoropropylene
  • HIPS High Impact Polystyrene
  • HNBR Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber)
  • HRE Rockwell E Hardness Number
  • HRM Rockwell M Hardness Number
  • HRR Rockwell R Hardness Number
  • HVAR High Voltage Arc Resistance to Ignition
  • HVTR High Voltage Tracking Rate
  • HWI Hot Wire Ignition
  • IBS Interactive Blowing System
  • IIR Butyl Rubber
  • IM Injection Molded
  • IMR Internal Mold Release
  • ISO International Standards Organization
  • LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer
  • LDPE Low Density Polyethylene
  • LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene
  • LMDPE Linear Medium Density Polyethylene
  • MD Metal Deactivator
  • MDPE Medium Density Polyethylene
  • MEKP Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (Thermoset Curing Agent)
  • MF Melamine-Formaldehyde
  • MFD Microfloppy Diskettes
  • MFI Melt Flow Index
  • MVTR Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate
  • MWD Molecular Weight Distribution
  • NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (US)
  • NB No Break (Applied to Impact Test Results)
  • NBR Nitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber)
  • NHFR Non-Halogen Flame Retardant
  • NHT High Temperature Nylon
  • NSF National Sanitation Foundation (nonregulatory agency)
  • OB Optical Brightener
  • ODP Ozone Depletion Potential
  • OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OPP Oriented Polypropylene (Film)
  • OPS Oriented Polystyrene (Film)
  • OSHA Occupation Safety and Health Administration (US Government)
  • PA Polyacrylate
  • PA Polyamide (Nylon)
  • PAEK Polyarylether
  • PAEK Polyaryletherketone
  • PAI Polyamide-Imide
  • PAMS Poly(Alpha Methylstyrene)
  • PAN Polyacrylonitrile
  • PARA Polyarylamide (polyaramide)
  • PAS Polyarylsulfone
  • PASA Polyamide, Semi-Aromatic (Nylon)
  • PASU Polyarylsulfone
  • PB Polybutadiene
  • PB Polybutene-1
  • PBGA Plastic Ball Grid Array
  • PBI Polybenzimidazole
  • PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
  • PC Polycarbonate
  • PCB Printed Circuit Board
  • PCP Post-Consumer Plastic
  • PCR Post-Consumer Resin
  • PCT Polycyclohexylenedimethylene Terephthalate
  • PCTFE Polychlorortrifluoroethylene (aka Kel-F)
  • PCTG Glycol-Modified PCT
  • PCU Polycarbonate Urethane
  • PDAP Poly(Diallyl Phthalate)
  • PDSM polydimethylsiloxane (Silicone)
  • PE Polyethylene
  • PEBA Polyether Block Amide
  • PEEK Polyetheretherketone
  • PEF Process Engineered Fuel
  • PEG Polyethylene Glycol
  • PEI Polyetherimide (aka Ultem)
  • PEK Polyetherketone
  • PEKEKK Polyetherketoneetherketoneketone
  • PEKK Polyetherketoneketone
  • PEN Polyethylene Naphthalate
  • PEO Poly(Ethylene Oxide)
  • PEOX Poly(Ethylene Oxide)
  • PES Polyethersulfone
  • PESU Polyethersulfone
  • PET Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • PETG PET Modified with CHDM
  • PEX Cross-linked Polyethylene
  • PF Phenol Formaldehyde (Phenolic)
  • PFA Perfluoroalkoxy
  • PFPE Polyperfluoropolyether
  • PI Polyimide
  • PIB Polyisobutylene
  • PIR Polyisocyanurate Foam
  • PISU Polyimidesulfone
  • PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (aka acrylic, plexiglass)
  • PMP Polymethylpentene
  • PNR Polynorborane Rubber
  • PO Polyolefin
  • POB Poly(p-Oxybenzoate)
  • POM Polyoxymethylene (Acetal)
  • POP Point of Purchase (Marketing Displays)
  • PP Polypropylene
  • PPA Polyphthalamide
  • PPE Polyphenylene Ether
  • PPF Phenol-Furfural
  • PPG Polypropylene Glycol
  • PPO Polyphenylene Oxide (aka Noryl)
  • PPOX Polypropylene Oxide
  • PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide ( aka Techtron, Ryton)
  • PPSU Polyphenylsulfone
  • PRF Plastics Recovery Facility
  • PS Polystyrene
  • PSU Polysulfone
  • PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene (aka Teflon)
  • PTMG Polytetramethylene Glycol
  • PTT Polytrimethylene Terephthalate
  • PU Polyurethene
  • PUR Polyurethene
  • PVAC Poly(Vinyl Acetate)
  • PVAL Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)
  • PVB Poly(Vinyl Butyral)
  • PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
  • PVCA Poly(Vinyl Chloride-Acetate)
  • PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride
  • PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride (aka Kynar, Symalit)
  • PVFM Poly(Vinyl Formal)
  • PVK Polvinylcarbazole
  • PVOH Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • PVP Polyvinylpyrrolidone
  • PZ Polyphosphazene Rubber
  • RH Relative Humidity
  • RIM Reaction Injection Molding
  • RPVC Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride
  • RRIM Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding
  • RTI Relative Thermal Index (UL test)
  • RTPU Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane
  • RTV Room Temperature Vulcanizing (Silicone)
  • SAN Poly(Styrene Acrylonitrile)
  • SB Styrene-Butadiene
  • SBC Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer
  • SBS Poly(Styrene Butadiene Styrene)
  • SEBS Poly(Styrene-Ethylene-Butadiene-Styrene) Elastomer
  • SI Silicone
  • SI System International (a subset of metric units)
  • SIS Poly(Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene) Elastomer
  • SMA Poly(Styrene Maleic Anhydride)
  • SMC Sheet Molding Compound
  • SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer
  • SMS Styrene-a-Methylstyrene
  • SPS Syndiotactic Polystyrene
  • SPU Segmented Polyurethane
  • TAIC Triallyl Isocyanurate
  • TEEE Ether Ester Block Copolymer (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
  • TEEE Thermoplastic Elastomer Ether Ester Block Copolymer
  • TEO Olefinic Thermoplastic Elastomer
  • TES Thermoplastic Styrenic Elastomer
  • TFE Polytetrafluoroethylene (aka PTFE, Teflon)
  • TM Transfer Molded
  • TP Thermoplastic
  • TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer
  • TPI Thermoplastic Polyimide
  • TPO Thermoplastic Polyolefin (often applied to elastomers)
  • TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethene (often applied to elastomers)
  • TPUR Thermoplastic Polyurethene (often applied to elastomers)
  • TPV Thermoplastic Vulcanizate
  • TS Thermoset
  • TYS Tensile Yield Strength
  • UF Urea Formaldehyde
  • UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight (often applied to polyethylene)
  • UL Underwriters Laboratory
  • ULDPE Ultra Low Density Polyethylene
  • UP Unsaturated Polyester (Thermoset)
  • USDA United States Department of Agriculture
  • UTS Ultimate Tensile Strength
  • UV Ultraviolet
  • VCE Poly(Vinyl Chloride-Ethylene) VCEMA Poly(Vinyl Chloride-Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate)
  • VCMA Poly(Vinyl Chloride-Methyl Acrylate)
  • VCVAC Poly(Vinyl Chloride-Vinyl Acrylate)
  • VCVDC Poly(Vinyl Chloride-Vinylidene Chloride)
  • VHMW Very High Molecular Weight (often applied to polyethylene)
  • WPE Weight per Epoxide (also called EEW)
  • XLPE Cross-linked Polyethylene


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