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Acronyms for Plastics - (abbreviations)

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Acronym Meaning
ABAPoly(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Acrylate)
ABSPoly(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ACMPoly(Acrylic Acid Ester Rubber)
ACSAcrylonitrile-Chlorinated Polyethylene-Styrene Terpolymer
ACSAmerican Chemical Society
AESPoly(Acrylonitrile Ethylene Styrene) or Poly(Acrylonitrile Ethylene Propylene Styrene)
AMMAPoly(Acrylonitrile Methyl Methacrylate)
ANAcrylonitrile
AOAntioxidant
APETAmorphous Polyethylene Terephthlate
APIAmerican Petroleum Institute
ARPPoly(Arylterephthalate) Copolyester
ASAntistatic
ASAPoly(Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile)
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
BDMABenzyl Dimethyl Amine (Epoxy Cure Accelerator)
BGEButyl Glycidyl Ether
BIIRBromobutyl Rubber
BMCBulk Molding Compound
BMIBismaleimide
BOPPBiaxially Oriented Polypropylene (Film)
BRPolybutadiene Rubber
CABCellulose Acetate Butyrate
CACellulose Acetate
CAPCellulose Acetate Propionate
CFCresol Formaldehyde
CFRCode of Federal Regulations (21 CFR has provisions dealing with food contact of polymers)
CGECresol Glycidyl Ether
CHDMCyclohexanedimethanol
CIIRChlorobutyl Rubber
CMCCarboxymethyl Cellulose
CMChlorinated Polyethylene Rubber
CMCompression Molded
CNCellulose Nitrate
COEpichlorohydrin Rubber (Homopolymer)
COFCoefficient of Friction
CPCellulose Propionate
CPEChlorinated Polyethylene
CPVCChlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
CRPolychloroprene Rubber
CSACanadian Standards Associates
CSCasein
CSMChlorosulfonated Polyethylene Rubber
CTECoefficient of Thermal Expansion
CTFEChlorortrifluoroethylene
CTIComparative Tracking Index
CVDChemical Vapor Deposition
DAMDry As Molded (often applied to nylon)
DAPDiallyl Phthalate
DDSDiaminodiphenyl Sulfone (Epoxy Cure Agent)
DGEBADiglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol A
DINDeutches Institut fÃâ¼r Normung
DTULDeflection Temperature Under Load
EAAEthylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
EBACPoly(Ethylene Butyl Acrylate)
ECEthyl Cellulose
ECNEpoxy Cresol Novolac
ECOEpichlorohydrin Rubber (Ethylene Oxide Copolymer)
ECTFEPoly(Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene) (aka Halar)
EEAPoly(Ethylene-Ethyl Acrylate)
EEWEpoxy Equivalent Weight (Also called WPE)
EMAAAEthylene Acid Terpolymer
EMACPoly(Ethylene Methyl Acrylate)
EMCMEthylene Methyl Acrylate Cyclohexene Methyl Acrylate
EMIElectromagnetic Interference
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency (US Government)
EPDMEthylene Propylene Terpolymer Rubber
EPEpoxy; Epoxide
EPMEthylene Propylene Copolymer
EPNEpoxy Phenol Novolac
EPSExpanded Polystyrene
ESCREnvironmental Stress Cracking Resistance
ETFEPoly(Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) (aka Tefzel)
ETPUEngineering Thermoplastic Polyurethane
EVACEthylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer
EVAEthylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer
EVALPoly(Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol)
EVOHPoly(Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol)
FDAFood and Drug Administration (US Government)
FEPFluorinated Ethylene Propylene
FFFuran Formaldehyde
FMQFluorosilicone Rubber
FPMFluorocarbon Rubber
FPVCFlexible Polyvinyl Chloride
FRFlame Retardant
FVMQFluorosilicone Rubber
FZFluorinated Polyphosphazene Rubber
GFRGlass Fiber Reinforced
GPGeneral Purpose
GPOPropylene Oxide Rubber
GPPSGeneral Purpose Polystyrene
HAIHigh Amp Arc Ignition
HALSHindered Amine Light Stabilizer
HDPEHigh Density Polyethylene
HDTHeat Deflection Temperature or Heat Distortion Temperature
HFPHexafluoropropylene
HIPSHigh Impact Polystyrene
HNBRHydrogenated Nitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber)
HRERockwell E Hardness Number
HRMRockwell M Hardness Number
HRRRockwell R Hardness Number
HVARHigh Voltage Arc Resistance to Ignition
HVTRHigh Voltage Tracking Rate
HWIHot Wire Ignition
IBSInteractive Blowing System
IIRButyl Rubber
IMInjection Molded
IMRInternal Mold Release
ISOInternational Standards Organization
LCPLiquid Crystal Polymer
LDPELow Density Polyethylene
LLDPELinear Low Density Polyethylene
LMDPELinear Medium Density Polyethylene
MDMetal Deactivator
MDPEMedium Density Polyethylene
MEKPMethyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (Thermoset Curing Agent)
MFDMicrofloppy Diskettes
MFIMelt Flow Index
MFMelamine-Formaldehyde
MVTRMoisture Vapor Transmission Rate
MWDMolecular Weight Distribution
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration (US)
NBNo Break (Applied to Impact Test Results)
NBRNitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber)
NHFRNon-Halogen Flame Retardant
NHTHigh Temperature Nylon
NSFNational Sanitation Foundation (nonregulatory agency)
OBOptical Brightener
ODPOzone Depletion Potential
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OPPOriented Polypropylene (Film)
OPSOriented Polystyrene (Film)
OSHAOccupation Safety and Health Administration (US Government)
PAEKPolyarylether
PAEKPolyaryletherketone
PAIPolyamide-Imide
PAMSPoly(Alpha Methylstyrene)
PANPolyacrylonitrile
PAPolyacrylate
PAPolyamide (Nylon)
PARAPolyarylamide (polyaramide)
PASAPolyamide, Semi-Aromatic (Nylon)
PASPolyarylsulfone
PASUPolyarylsulfone
PBGAPlastic Ball Grid Array
PBIPolybenzimidazole
PBPolybutadiene
PBPolybutene-1
PBTPolybutylene Terephthalate
PCBPrinted Circuit Board
PCPolycarbonate
PCPPost-Consumer Plastic
PCRPost-Consumer Resin
PCTFEPolychlorortrifluoroethylene (aka Kel-F)
PCTGGlycol-Modified PCT
PCTPolycyclohexylenedimethylene Terephthalate
PCUPolycarbonate Urethane
PDAPPoly(Diallyl Phthalate)
PDSMpolydimethylsiloxane (Silicone)
PEBAPolyether Block Amide
PEEKPolyetheretherketone
PEFProcess Engineered Fuel
PEGPolyethylene Glycol
PEIPolyetherimide (aka Ultem)
PEKEKKPolyetherketoneetherketoneketone
PEKKPolyetherketoneketone
PEKPolyetherketone
PENPolyethylene Naphthalate
PEOPoly(Ethylene Oxide)
PEOXPoly(Ethylene Oxide)
PEPolyethylene
PESPolyethersulfone
PESUPolyethersulfone
PETGPET Modified with CHDM
PETPolyethylene Terephthalate
PEXCross-linked Polyethylene
PFAPerfluoroalkoxy
PFPEPolyperfluoropolyether
PFPhenol Formaldehyde (Phenolic)
PIBPolyisobutylene
PIPolyimide
PIRPolyisocyanurate Foam
PISUPolyimidesulfone
PMMAPolymethylmethacrylate (aka acrylic, plexiglass)
PMPPolymethylpentene
PNRPolynorborane Rubber
POBPoly(p-Oxybenzoate)
POMPolyoxymethylene (Acetal)
POPolyolefin
POPPoint of Purchase (Marketing Displays)
PPAPolyphthalamide
PPEPolyphenylene Ether
PPFPhenol-Furfural
PPGPolypropylene Glycol
PPOPolyphenylene Oxide (aka Noryl)
PPOXPolypropylene Oxide
PPPolypropylene
PPSPolyphenylene Sulfide ( aka Techtron, Ryton)
PPSUPolyphenylsulfone
PRFPlastics Recovery Facility
PSPolystyrene
PSUPolysulfone
PTFEPolytetrafluoroethylene (aka Teflon)
PTMGPolytetramethylene Glycol
PTTPolytrimethylene Terephthalate
PUPolyurethene
PURPolyurethene
PVACPoly(Vinyl Acetate)
PVALPoly(Vinyl Alcohol)
PVBPoly(Vinyl Butyral)
PVCAPoly(Vinyl Chloride-Acetate)
PVCPolyvinyl Chloride
PVDCPolyvinylidene Chloride
PVDFPolyvinylidene Fluoride (aka Kynar, Symalit)
PVFMPoly(Vinyl Formal)
PVKPolvinylcarbazole
PVOHPolyvinyl Alcohol
PVPPolyvinylpyrrolidone
PZPolyphosphazene Rubber
RHRelative Humidity
RIMReaction Injection Molding
RPVCRigid Polyvinyl Chloride
RRIMReinforced Reaction Injection Molding
RTIRelative Thermal Index (UL test)
RTPURigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane
RTVRoom Temperature Vulcanizing (Silicone)
SANPoly(Styrene Acrylonitrile)
SBCStyrene-Butadiene Copolymer
SBSPoly(Styrene Butadiene Styrene)
SBStyrene-Butadiene
SEBSPoly(Styrene-Ethylene-Butadiene-Styrene) Elastomer
SISilicone
SISPoly(Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene) Elastomer
SISystem International (a subset of metric units)
SMAPoly(Styrene Maleic Anhydride)
SMCSheet Molding Compound
SMMAStyrene Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer
SMSStyrene-a-Methylstyrene
SPSSyndiotactic Polystyrene
SPUSegmented Polyurethane
TAICTriallyl Isocyanurate
TEEEEther Ester Block Copolymer (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
TEEEThermoplastic Elastomer Ether Ester Block Copolymer
TEOOlefinic Thermoplastic Elastomer
TESThermoplastic Styrenic Elastomer
TFEPolytetrafluoroethylene (aka PTFE, Teflon)
TMTransfer Molded
TPEThermoplastic Elastomer
TPIThermoplastic Polyimide
TPOThermoplastic Polyolefin (often applied to elastomers)
TPThermoplastic
TPURThermoplastic Polyurethene (often applied to elastomers)
TPUThermoplastic Polyurethene (often applied to elastomers)
TPVThermoplastic Vulcanizate
TSThermoset
TYSTensile Yield Strength
UFUrea Formaldehyde
UHMWUltra High Molecular Weight (often applied to polyethylene)
ULDPEUltra Low Density Polyethylene
ULUnderwriters Laboratory
UPUnsaturated Polyester (Thermoset)
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
UTSUltimate Tensile Strength
UVUltraviolet
VCEMAPoly(Vinyl Chloride-Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate)
VCEPoly(Vinyl Chloride-Ethylene)
VCMAPoly(Vinyl Chloride-Methyl Acrylate)
VCVACPoly(Vinyl Chloride-Vinyl Acrylate)
VCVDCPoly(Vinyl Chloride-Vinylidene Chloride)
VHMWVery High Molecular Weight (often applied to polyethylene)
WPEWeight per Epoxide (also called EEW)
XLPECross-linked Polyethylene

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