Abbreviations & glossary

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Abbreviations used for polymers

  Abbreviation Polymer or coating name
A  
  ABA acrylonitrile-butadiene acrylate
  ABS acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene terpolymer
  ACS acrylonitrile-chlorinated polyethylene styrene terpolymer
  AMA acrylate maleic anhydride terpolymer
  AMMA acrylonitrile-methyl methacrylate
  APO amorphous polyolefin
  AS acrylonitrile styrene copolymer
  ASA acrylonitrile styrene acrylate
B  
  BMC bulk molding compound
  BMI bis maleimide
C  
  CA cellulose acetate
  CAB cellulose acetate butyrate
  CAP cellulose acetate proprionate
  CN cellulose nitrate (celluloid)
  COC cycloolefin copolymer
  COP copolyester thermoplastic elastomer
  CPE chlorinated polyethylene
  CPVC chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
  CTA cellulose triacetate
  CTFE chlorotrifluoroethylene
D  
  DAP diallyl phthallate (thermoset)
E  
  EAA ethylene acrylic acid copolymer
  EC ethyl cellulose
  ECTFE ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene
  EMAC ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer
  EnBA ethylene n-butyl acetate
  EP epoxy
  EPDM ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber
  EPM ethylene propylene copolymer rubber
  EPR ethylene propylene rubber
  EPS expandable polystyrene
  ETFE ethylene tetrafluoroethylene
  EVA ethylene vinyl acetate
  E/VAC ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer
  EVOH ethylene vinyl alcohol
F  
  FEP fluorinated ethylene propylene
  FRP fiber reinforced plastic
H  
  HDPE high density polyethylene
  HIPS high impact polystyrene
  HMC high strength molding compound
  HMWHDPE high molecular weight high density polyethylene
I  
  I ionomer
  IPN interpenetrating polymer network
L  
  LCP liquid crystal polymer
  LDPE low density polyethylene
  LLDPE linear low density polyethylene
  LPE linear polyethylene
M  
  MA maleic anhydride
  MABS methyl methacrylate/ABS copolymer
  MBS methyl methacrylate butadiene styrene terpolymer
  MDPE medium density polyethylene
  MF melamine formaldehyde
  MP melamine phenolic
N  
  NBR nitrile butadiene rubber
O  
  OSA olefin modified styrene acrylonitrile
P  
  P phenolic
  PA polyamide (nylon)
  PAA poly acetic acid
  PAI polyamide-imide
  PAEK polyaryletherketone
  PAK polyester alkyd
  PAL polyanaline
  PAN polyacrylonitrile
  PARA polyaryl amide
  PAS polyarylsulfone
  PB polubutylene
  PBAN polybutadiene acrylonitrile
  PBD polybutadine
  PBI polybenzimidazole
  PBN polybutylene napthalate
  PBS polybutadiene styrene
  PBT polybutylene terephthalate
  PC polycarbonate
  PC/ABS polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene blend
  PCL polycaprolactone
  PCT polycyclohexylene terephthallate
  PCT-G glycol modified polycyclohexyl terephthallate
  PCTFE polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene
  PE polyethylene
  PEBA polyether block amide or polyester block amide
  PEEK polyetheretherketone
  PEI polyetherimide
  PEK polyetherketone
  PEKEKK polyetherketone etherketone ketone
  PEKK polyetherketoneketone
  PEN polyethylene napthalene
  PEO polyethylene oxide
  PES polyethersulfone
  PET polyethylene terephthalate
  PET-G glycol modified polyethylene terephthalate
  PFA perfluoroalkoxy
  PI polyimide
  PI polyisoprene
  PIB polyisobutylene
  PIR polyisocyanurate
  PMAN polymethactylonitrile
  PMMA polymethylmethacrylate (acrylic)
  PMP polymethylpentene
  PMS paramethylstyrene
  PO polyolefin
  POM polyoxymethylene (acetal)
  PP polypropylene
  PPA polyphthalamide
  PPC chlorinated polypropylene
  PPC polyphthalate carbonate
  PPE polyphenylene ether
  PPI polymeric polyisocyanate
  PPO polyphenylene oxide
  PPOX polypropylene oxide
  PPS polyphenylene sulfide
  PPSU polyphenylene sulfone
  PPT polypropylene terephthalate
  PS polystyrene
  PS-b-PI polystyrene/polyisoprene block copolymer
  PSO,PSU polysulfone
  PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene
  PTMT polytetramethylene terephthalate
  PU,PUR polyurethane
  PVA polyvinyl alcohol (sometimes polyvinyl acetate)
  PVAc polyvinyl acetate
  PVB polyvinyl butyryl
  PVC polyvinyl chloride
  PVCA polyvinyl chloride acetate
  PVDA polyvinylidene acetate
  PVDC polyvinylidene chloride
  PVDF polyvinylidene fluoride
  PVF polyvinyl fluoride
  PVK polyvinyl carbazole
  PVOH polyvinyl alcohol
  PVP polyvinyl pyrrolidone
S  
  SAN styrene acrylonitrile
  SB styrene butadiene
  SBR styrene butadiene rubber
  SBS styrene butadiene styrene block copolymer
  SEBS styrene ethylene butylene styrene block copolymer
  SI silicone
  SIS styrene isoprene styrene block copolymer
  SMA styrene maleic anhydride copolymer
  SMC sheet molding compound
  SMMA styrene methyl methacrylate
  SMS styrene/a-methyl styrene
  SVA styrene vinyl acrylonitrile
T  
  TEO thermoplastic elastic olefin
  TPE thermoplastic elastomer
  TPE-O, TPO thermoplastic elastomer - olefinic
  TPE-S thermoplastic elastomer - styrenic
  TMC thick molding compound
  TPU thermoplastic urethane
  TVO thermoplastic vulcanites
U  
  UF urea formaldehyde
  UHMWPE ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene
  ULDPE ultra low density polyethylene
  UP,UPE unsaturated polyester (thermoset)
V  
  VA vinyl acetate
  VAE vinyl acetate ethylene
  VLDPE very low density polyethylene
X  
  XPS expandable polystyrene
 
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