Abbreviations for Homopolymers, Copolymers, Intermediates and Rubbers

Abbreviations for Homopolymers, Copolymers, Intermediates and Rubbers

 

A/B/A/

acrylonitrile/butadiene/acrylate

ABS

acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene

ACM

acrylic ester rubber

A/E/S

acrylonitrile/ethylene-propylene/styrene

A/MMA

acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate

APP

atactic polypropylene

ASA

acrylonitrile/styrene/acrylic ester

 

 

BMI

bismaleimide

BR

cis-1,4-polybutadiene rubber

 

 

CA

cellulose acetate

CAB

cellulose acetobutyrate

CAP

cellulose acetopropionate

CF

cresol-formaldehyde

CMC

carboxymethyl cellulose

CN

cellulose nitrate

CO

epichlorohydrin rubber

CP

cellulose propionate

CR

chloroprene rubber

CSF

casein-formaldehyde

CSM

chlorosulfonated  polyethylene

CTA

cellulose triacetate

 

 

E/AA

ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer

EC

ethyl cellulose

ECB

ethylene copolymer bitumen

E/CTFE

chlorotrifluoroethylene/ethylene copolymer

E/EA

ethylene ethyl acrylate copolymer

E/MA

ethylene/methacrylate copolymer

EP

epoxide resin

 

 

Abbreviations for Homopolymers, Copolymers, Intermediates and Rubbers

 

EPDM

ethylene propylene diene copolymer

EPM

ethylene propylene rubber

E/TFE

ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer

E/VA

ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer

E/VAL

ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer

 

 

FEP

perfluoroethylene/propylene

FF

furan formaldehyde resin

FPM

fluorinated rubber

 

 

GR-I

butyl rubber

GR-N

nitrile rubber

GR-S

styrene-butadiene rubber

 

 

IIR

butyl rubber

IPDI

isophorone diisocyanate

IR

cis-1,4-polyisoprene rubber

 

 

LCP

liquid crystal polymer

 

 

MBS

methylmethacrylate/butadiene/styrene

MC

methyl cellolose

MDI

diphenylmethane diisocyanate

MF

melamine-formaldehyde

MMA

methylmethacrylate

MPF

melamine/phenol-formaldehyde

 

 

NBR

nitrile rubber

NC

nitrocellulose

NR

natural rubber

 

 

 

 

Abbreviations for Homopolymers, Copolymers, Intermediates and Rubbers

 

PA

polyamide

PAI

polyamide imide

PAN

polyacrylonitrile

PAR

polyarylate

PB

polybutene-1

PBA

polybutylacrylate

PBLT

polybutyleneterphthalate

PC

Polycarbonate

PCD

Polycarbodiimide

PCTFE

polychlorotrifluoroethylene

PDAP

polydiallylphthalate

PE

Polyethylene

PE-C

Chlorinated polyethylene

PE-HD

High density polyethylene

PE-HD-HMW

High density, high molecular weight polyethylene

PE-HD-UHMW

High density, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

PE-LD

Low density polyethylene

PE-LLD

Linear low density polyethylene

PE-MD

Medium density polyethylene

PEBA

Polyether-blockamide copolymer

PEEK

Polyetheretherketone

PEI

polyetherimide

PEOX

Polyethyleneoxide

PES

polyethersulfone

PET

Polyethyleneterephthalate

PF

Phenol-formaldehyde

PFA

Perfluoro-alkoxyalkane

PEEP

Polytetrafluoreothylene propylene

PI

polyimide

PIB

polyisobutylene

PIR

polyisocyanurate

PMI

Polymethacrylimide

PMMA

Polymethylmethacrylate

Abbreviations for Homopolymers, Copolymers, Intermediates and Rubbers

 

PMP

Poly(--methylpentene-1)

PMS

Poly (-a-methylstyrene)

POM

Polyoxylmethylene; polyformaldehyde; polyacetal

PP

Polypropylene

PP-C

Chlorinated polypropylene

PPE

Polyphenyleneether

PPMS

Poly-p-methylstyrene

PPO

Polyphenyleneoxide = PPE

PPOX

polypropyleneoxide

PPS

Polyphenylenesulfide

PPSU

polyphenylenesulfone

PS

polystyrene

PS-E

Expanded polystyrene

PSU

Polysulfone

PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene

PTP

Polyterephthalate

PU

Polyurethane

PVAC

Polyvinylacetate

PVAL

Polyvinylalcohol

PVB

Polyvinylbutyral

PVC

Polyvinylchloride

PVC-C

Chlorinated  polyvinylchloride

PVC-P

Plasticized PVC

PFC-U

Unplasticized PVC

PVDC

polyvinyllidenechloride

PVDF

polyvinylidenefluoride

PVE

polyvinylether

PVF

Polyvinylfluoride

PVFM

Polyvinylformal, polyvinylformaldehyde

PVK

Polyvinylcarbazole

PVP

polyvinylpyrrolidone

 

 

Abbreviations for Homopolymers, Copolymers, Intermediates and Rubbers

 

SAN

Styrene/acrylonitrile copolymer

S/B

Styrene/butadiene copolymer

SBR

Styrene butadiene copolymer

SI

Silicone resin

S/MA

Styrene/maleic anhydride

S/MS

Styrene/a-methylstyrene

SP

Saturated polyester

SR

Polysulfide rubber

 

 

TAC

Triallylcyanurate

TDI

Tolylene diiscocyanate

TFA

Fluoro-alkoxy terpolymer

TMDI

Trimethyhexamethylene

TPU

Thermoplastic polyurethane

 

 

UF

Urea-formaldehye

UP

Unsaturated polyester

 

 

VA

Vinyl acetate

VC

Vinyl chloride

VC/E

Vinyl chloride/ethylene copolymer

VC/E/MA

Vinyl chloride/ethylene/methacrylate copolymer

VC/E/VAC

Vinyl chloride/ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer

VC/MA

Vinyl chloride/methyl acrylate copolymer

VC/MMA

Vinyl chloride/methyl methacrylate copolymer

VC/OA

Vinyl chloride/octyl acrylate copolymer

VD/VDC

Vinyl chloride/vinylidene chloride copolymer

VF

Vulcanized fiber

 

 

  


ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene


ACS

 Acrylonitrile-Chlorinated Polyethylene-Styrene Terpolymer


ARP

 Poly (Arylterephthalate) Co polyester


Bio Degradable Plastics

Degradable plastics in which the degradation process results in lower – molecular- weight fragments produced by the action of naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria,fungi and algae.


BOPP

 Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (Film)


Compostable Plastics

Plastic that undergoes degradation by biological processes during composting to yield CO2,Water,inorganic compounds and biomass at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials and leave no visible,distinguishable or toxic residue.


CP

 Chlorinated Paraffin


CPE

Chlorinated Polyethylene


CPVC

 Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride


HDPE

High Density Poly Ethylene


HIPS

High Impact Poly Styrene


LDPE

Low Density Poly Ethylene


LLDPE

Linear Low Density Poly Ethylene


LPMC™

A low pressure molding compound, similar to sheet molding compound (SMC), but is moldable at pressures around 100 lbs/psi.


PA

Poly Amide (Nylon)


PBT

Poly Butylene Terephthalate


PC

Poly Carbonate


PE

Poly Ethylene


Plastic

A Material which contains as an essential ingredient a high polymer and which at some stage in its processing into finished products can be shaped by flow.


Polymer

A Substance composed of molecules characterized by the multiple repetition of one or more species of atoms or groups of atoms (constitutional units) linked to each other in amounts sufficient to provide a set of properties that do not vary markedly with the addition or removal of one or a few of the constitutional units.


Polymerization

A Process of converting a monomer or a mixture of monomers into a polymer.


SMMA

 Styrene Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer


VMCH

Vinyl Acetate - Maleic Acid - Vinyl Chloride Copolymer - A polymeric material mostly used as a adhesive/ binder for joining various substrates to make one laminated structure.