ABBREVIATIONS OF PLASTICS


Plastics Abbreviations

ABS                                        
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene 
ASA                                     
acrylate-styrene-acrylonitrile 
ATH                                       
aluminium trihydrate 
BDS                                     
butadiene-styrene block copolymer 
BMC                                              
bulk moulding compound 
BOPP                                           
biaxially oriented polypropylene 
BR                                                       
butadiene rubber 
CA                                             
cellulose acetate 
CAB 
cellulose acetate-butyrate 
CAP 
celluse acetate propionate 
CE 
cellulose 
CMC 
carboxymethyl celluse 
CN 
cellulose nitrate 
CP 
cellulose propionate 
CSM 
chopped strand mat (or) chlorosulphonated polyethylene (rubber) 
DMC 
dough moulding compound 
ECTFE 
ethylene chlorotrifluoro ethylene copolymer 
EPDM 
ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (elastomer) 
EPM 
ethylene-propylene rubber = EPR 
EPR 
ethylene-propylene rubber = EPM 
EPS 
expanded polystyrene 
EVA 
ethylene vinyl acetate 
EVOH 
ethylene vinyle achol 
FEP 
fluorinated ethylene-propylene 
FRP 
fibre reinforced polyester/plastics 
GMT 
glass mat thermoplastic 
GPPS 
general purpose polystyrene 
GRP 
glass reinforced plastic 
HDPE 
high density polyethylene 
HEMA         
hydroxyethyl methacrylate polymer 
HIPS 
high impact polystyrene = TPS 
LCP 
liquid crystal polymer = SRP 
LDPE 
low density polyethylene 
LLDPE 
linear low density polyethylene 
MBS 
methacrylate-butadiene-styrene terpolymer 
MDPE 
medium density polyethylene 
MF 
melamine formaldehyde 
NBR 
nitrile rubber = acrylonitrile butadiene rubber 
NR 
natural rubber 
OPP 
oriented polypropylene 
PA 
polyamide = nylon 
PA 11 
nylon 11 
PA 12 
nylon 12 
PA 46 
nylon 46 
PA 6 
nylon 6 
PA 610 
nylon 610 
PA 66 
nylon 66 
PA 66/610 
nylon 66/610 copolymer 
PAA 
polaryl amide 
PAI 
polyamide imide 
PAN 
polyacrylonitrile 
PB 
polybutylene 
PBT 
polybutylene terephthalate = PTMT 
PC 
polycarbonate 
PE 
polyethylene 
PEBA 
polyether block amide 
PEEK 
polyetheretherketone 
PEEL 
polyester elastomer 
PEI 
polyester imide 
PEK 
polyetherketone 
PES 
polyether sulphone 
PETG 
PET copolymer 
PETP 
polyethylene terephthalate 
PF 
phenol formaldehyde 
PFA 
perfluoro alkoxyl alkane 
PHB 
polyhydroxybutyrate 
PI 
polyimide 
PIR 
polyisocyanurate rigid (foam) 
PMMA 
polymethyl methacrylate 
PMP 
polymethyl pentene 
POM 
polyoxymethylene 
PP 
polypropylene 
PPE 
polyphenylene ether 
PPO 
polyphenylene oxide 
PPS 
polyphenylene sulphide 
PPSS 
polyphenylene sulphide sulphone 
PS 
polystyrene 
PSU 
polysulphone 
PTFE 
polytetrafluoroethylene 
PTMT 
polytetramethylene terephthalate = PBT 
PUR 
polyurethane 
PVA 
polyvinyl acetate 
PVB 
polyvinyl butytral (butyrate) 
PVC 
polyvinyl chloride 
PVCC 
chlorinated polyvinyl chloride 
PVCP 
polyvinyl chloride plasticised 
PVCU 
polyvinyl chloride unplasticised 
PVDC 
polyvinylidene chloride 
PVDF 
polyvinylidene flouride 
PVF 
polyvinylflouride 
PVOH 
polyvinyl alcohol 
SAN 
styrene acrylonitrile (copolymer) 
SBR 
styrene butadiene rubber 
SBS 
styrene-butadiene-styrene (block copolymer) 
SEBS 
styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene 
SIS 
styrene-isoprene-styrene 
SMA 
styrene maleic anhydride 
SMC 
sheet moulding compond 
SRP 
self reinforcing polymer = LCP 
TPE 
thermoplastic elastomer 
TPO 
thermoplastic olefin (rubber) 
TPR 
thermoplatic rubber 
TPS 
toughened polystyrene = HIPS 
TPU 
thermoplastic polyurethane (rubber) = TPUR 
TPUR 
thermoplastic polyurethane (rubber) = TPU 
TPX* 
polymethyl pentene copolymer 
UF 
urea formaldehyde 
UHMWPE 
ultra high molecular weight PE 
VC 
vinyl chloride = VCM 
VCM 
vinyl chloride monomer = VC 
XLPE 
cross-linked polyethylene 

BIBILIOGRAPHY

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