Plastic Material names

Plastic Material Names and Acronyms


The following is a partial list of Plastic Names and Abbreviations for Chemical, Marketing, Scientific, and Technical terms that are frequently used. Due to changing standards of chemical nomenclature, certain products listed here may be seen in other formats with some variation in name.


AAGR AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE
AS ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY
ABA ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-ACRYLATE
ABS ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE COPOLYMER
ACM ACRYLIC ACID ESTER RUBBER
ACS ACRYLONITRILE-CHLORINATED PE-STYRENE
AES ACRYLONITRILE-ETHYLENE-PROPYLENE-STYRENE
AMMA ACRYLONITRILE-METHYL METHACRYLATE
AN ACRYLONITRILE
AO ANTIOXIDANT
APET AMORPHOUS POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
APP ATACTIC POLYPROPYLENE
ASA ACRYLIC-STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE
ASTM AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS
ATH ALUMINIUM TRIHYDRATE
AZ(O) AZODICARBONAMIDE
BATF BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND FIREARMS
BM BLOW MOLDING
BMC BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS
BMI BISMALEIMIDE
BO BIAXIALLY-ORIENTED (FILM)
BOPP BIAXIALLY-ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE
BR BUTADIENE RUBBER
BS BUTADIENE STYRENE RUBBER
CA CELLULOSE ACETATE
CAB CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE
CAD COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
CAE COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
CAM COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING
CAP CELLULOSE ACETATE PROPIONATE
CAP CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING
CBA CHEMICAL BLOWING AGENT
CF CRESOL FORMALDEHYDE
CFA CHEMICAL FOAMING AGENT
CFC CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS
CFR CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
CHDM CYCLOHEXANEDIMETHANOL
CIM COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
CN CELLULOSE NITRATE
COP COPOLYESTER
COPA COPOLYAMIDE
COPE COPOLYESTER
CP CELLULOSE PROPIONATE
CPE CHLORINATED POLYETHYLENE
CPET CRYSTALLINE POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
CPP CAST POLYPROPYLENE
CPVC CHLORINATED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
CR CHLOROPRENE RUBBER
CS CASEIN
CSD CARBONATED SOFT DRINK
CTA CELLULOSE TRIACETATE
CVD CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION
DABCO DIAZOBICYCLOOCTANE
DAM DAYS AFTER MANUFACTURE
DAM DIALLYL MALEATE
DAP DIALLYL PHTHALATE
DCPD DICYCLOPENTADIENE
DE DIOTAMACEOUS EARTH
DEA DIELECTRIC ANALYSIS
DETDA DIETHYLTOLUENEDIAMINE
DMA DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS
DSC DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING ANALYSIS
DMT DIMETHYL ESTER OF TEREPHTHALATE
DWV DRAIN, WASTE, VENT (PIPE GRADE)
EAA ETHYLENE ACRYLIC ACID
EB ELECTRON BEAM
EBA ETHYLENE BUTYL ACRYLATE
EC ETHYL CELLULOSE
ECTFE ETHYLENE-CHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE COPOLYMER
EEA ETHYLENE-ETHYL ACRYLATE
EG ETHYLENE GLYCOL
EMA ETHYLENE-METHYL ACRYLATE
EMAA ETHYLENE METHACRYLIC ACID
EMAC ETHYLENE-METHYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER
EMC ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
EMI ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
EMPP ELASTOMER MODIFIED POLYPROPYLENE
EnBA ETHYLENE NORMAL BUTYL ACRYLATE
EP EPOXY RESIN, ALSO ETHYLENE-PROPYLENE
EPA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
EPDM ETHYLENE-PROPYLENE TERPOLYMER RUBBER
EPM ETHYLENE-PROPYLENE RUBBER
EPS EXPANDABLE POLYSTYRENE
ESCR ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CRACK RESISTANCE
ESI ETHYLENE-STYRENE COPOLYMERS
ETE ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS
ETFE ETHYLENE -TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE COPOLYMER
ETP ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS
EVA(C) POLETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE
EVOH POLETHYLENE-VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMERS
FDA FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FEP FLUORINATED ETHYLENE PROPYLENE COPOLYMERS
FPVC FLEXIBLE POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
FR FLAME RETARDANT
FRP FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC
GIM GAS INJECTION MOLDING
GIT GAS INJECTION TECHNIQUE
GMT(P) GLASS MAT REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS
GPC GEL PERMEATION CHROMOTOGRAPHY
GPPS GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE
GRP GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTICS
GTP GROUP TRANSFER POLYMERIZATION
HALS HINDERED AMINE LIGHT STABILIZER
HAS HINDERED AMINE STABILIZERS
HB BRINELL HARDNESS NUMBER
HCFC HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBONS
HCR HEAT-CURED RUBBER
HDI HEXAMETHYLENE DIISOCYANATE
HDPE HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
HDT HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE
HFC HYDROFLUOROCARBONS
HIPS HIGH-IMPACT POLYSTYRENE
HMDI DIISOCYANATO DICYCLOHEXYLMETHANE
HMW HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT
HNP HIGH NITRILE POLYMER
IM INJECTION MOLDING
IMC IN-MOLD COATING
IMD IN-MOLD DECORATION
IPI ISOPHORONE DIISOCYANATE
IV INTRINSIC VISCOSITY
LCP LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS
LIM LIQUID INJECTION MOLDING
LDPE LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
LLDPE LINEAR LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
LP LOW-PROFILE RESIN
MAP MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING
MbOCA 3, 3'-DICHLORO-4, 4-DIAMINO-DIPHENYLMETHANE
MBS METHACRYLATE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE
MC METHYL CELLULOSE
MDI METHYLENE DIPHENYLENE DIISOCYANATE
MEKP METHYL ETHYL KETONE PEROXIDE
MF MELAMINE FORMALDEHYDE
MFI MELT FLOW INDEX
MIS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
M LLDPE METALLOCENE LLDPE
MMA METHYL METHACRYLATE
MPE METALLOCENE POLYETHYLENES
MPF MELAMINE-PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE
M PP METALLOCENE PP
MPR MELT-PROCESSABLE RUBBER
MRP MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENT PLANNING
MWD MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
NBR NITRILE RUBBER
NDI NAPHTHALENE DIISOCYANATE
NDT NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
NR NATURAL RUBBER
ODP OZONE DEPLETING POTENTIAL
OFS ORGANOFUNCTIONAL SILANES
OPET ORIENTED POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
OPP ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE
O-TPV OLEFINIC THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE
OEM ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER
OSA OLEFIN-MODIFIED STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE
PA POLYAMIDE
PAEK POLYARYLETHERKETONE
PAI POLYAMIDE IMIDE
PAN POLYACRYLONITRILE
PB POLYBUTYLENE
PBA PHYSICAL BLOWING AGENT
PBAN POLYBUTADIENE-ACRYLONITRILE
PBI POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE
PBN POLYBUTYLENE NAPHTHALATE
PBS POLYBUTADIENE STYRENE
PBT POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
PC POLYCARBONATE
PCC PRECIPITATED CALCIUM CARBONATE
PCD POLYCARBODIIMIDE
PCR POST-CONSUMER RECYCLATE
PCT POLYCYCLOHEXYLENEDIMETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
PCTA COPOLYESTER OF CHDM AND PTA
PCTFE POLYCHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE
PCTG GLYCOL-MODIFIED PCT COPOLYMER
PE POLYETHYLENE
PEBA POLYETHER BLOCK POLYAMIDE
PEC CHLORINATED POLYETHYLENE
PEDT 3, 4 POLYETHYLENE DIOXITHIOPHENE
PEEK POLYETHERETHERKETONE
PEI POLYETHER IMIDE
PEK POLYETHERKETONE
PEL PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LEVEL
PEKEKK POLYETHERKETONEETHERKETONEKETONE
PEN POLYETHYLENE NAPHTHALATE
PES POLYETHER SULFONE
PET POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
PETG PET MODIFIED WITH CHDM
PF PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE
PFA PERFLUOROALKOXY RESIN
PI POLYIMIDE
PID PROPORTIONAL, INTEGRAL, DERIVATIVE
PIBI BUTYL RUBBER
PIM POWDER INJECTION MOLDING
PLC PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER
PMDI POLYMERIC METHYLENE DIPHENYLENE DIISOCYANATE
PMMA POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE
PMP POLYMETHYLPENTENE
PO POLYOLEFINS
POM POLYACETAL
PP POLYPROPYLENE
PPA POLYPHTHALAMIDE
PPC CHLORINATED POLYPROPYLENE
PPE POLYPHENYLENE ETHER, MODIFIED
ppm PARTS PER MILLION
PPO POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE
PPS POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE
PPSU POLYPHENYLENE SULFONE
PS POLYSTYRENE
PSU POLYSULFONE
PTA PURIFIED TEREPHTHALIC ACID
PTFE POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE
PU POLYURETHANE
PUR POLYURETHANE
PVC POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
PVCA POLYVINYL CHLORIDE ACETATE
PVDA POLYVINYLIDENE ACETATE
PVDC POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE
PVDF POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE
PVF POLYVINYL FLUORIDE
PVOH POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
QMC QUICK MOLD CHANGE
RFI RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
RHDPE RECYCLED HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
RIM REACTION INJECTION MOLDING
RPET RECYCLED POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
RTD RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE DETECTOR
RTM RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING
RTV ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING
SI SILICONE PLASTIC
SAN STYRENE ACRYLONITRILE COPOLYMER
SB STYRENE BUTADIENE COPOLYMER
SBC STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMER
SBR STYRENE BUTADIENE RUBBER
SMA STYRENE MALEIC ANHYDRIDE
SMC SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND
SMC-C SMC-CONTINUOUS FIBERS
SMC-D SMC-DIRECTIONALLY ORIENTED
SMC-R SMC-RANDOMLY ORIENTED
SPC STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
SQC STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
SRIM STRUCTURAL REACTION INJECTION MOLDING
TA TEREPHTHALIC ACID
TDI TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE
TEO THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERIC OLEFIN
TGA THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS
TLCP THERMOPLASTIC LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER
TMA THERMOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS
TMC THICK MOLDING COMPOUND
T/N TEREPHTHALATE/ NAPHTHALATE
TPA TEREPHTHALIC ACID
TP THERMOPLASTIC
TPE THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER
TPO THERMOPLASTIC OLEFINS
TPU THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE
TPV THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE
TS THERMOSET
TWA TIME-WEIGHTED AVERAGE
UF UREA FORMALDEHYDE
UHMW ULTRAHIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT
ULDPE ULTRALOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
UP UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESIN
UR URETHANE
UV ULTRAVIOLET
VA(C) VINYL ACETATE
VC VINYL CHLORIDE
VDC VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE
VLDPE VERY LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
VOC VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
ZNC ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYST



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