Plastics Acronyms

ABA Acrylonitrile Butadiene Acrylate
ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
AES Acrylonitrile Ethylene Styrene
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
CA Cellulose Acetate
CAB Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
CAP Cellulose Acetate Propionate
CF Cellulose Formaldehyde
CN Cellulose Nitrate
CP Cellulose Priopionate
CPE Chlorinated PolyEthylene
CPVC Chlorinated PolyVinyl Chloride
CTFE ChloroTriFluoroEthylene
EC Ethyl Cellulose
EEA Ethylene Ethyl Acrylate
EMA Ethylene Methacrylic Acid
EP Epoxy
EPDM Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
EPM Ethylene Propylene
ETFE Ethylene TetraFluoroEthylene
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
FF Furan Formaldehyde
FEP Perfluoro Ethylene Propylene
HDPE High Density PolyEthylene
HIPS High Impact PolyStyrene
ICP Inherently Conductive Polymers
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer
LDPE Low Density PolyEthylene
LEP Light Emitting Polymer
LLDPE Linear Low Density PolyEthylene
LMDPE Linear Medium Density PolyEthylene
m Metallocene
MBS Methacrylate Butadiene Styrene
MC Methyl Cellulose
MDPE Medium Density PolyEthylene
MF Melamine Formaldehyde
MMA Methyl MethAcrylate
PA PolyAmide
PAA PolyAcrylic Acid
PAE PolyArylEther
PAEK PolyAryl Ether Ketone
PAI PolyAmide Imide
PAN PolyAcryloNitrile
PAni Polyaniline
PAR Polyisopropylidenediphenylene terephthalate/isophthalate copolymer
PARA PolyArylamid (Polyaramide)
PAS PolyArylSulfone
PB PolyButene
PBT PolyButylene Terephthalate
PBAT Biodegradable copolyester
PC PolyCarbonate
PCT PolyCyclohexylene dimethyl Terephthalate
PCTFE PolyChloroTriFluroEthylene
PDAP Poly Diallyl Phthalate
PE PolyEthylene
PEBA PolyEther Block Amide
PEEK PolyEtherEtherKetone
PEI PolyEtherImide
PEK PolyEtherKetone
PEN PolyEthylene Naphthalate
PEOX PolyEthylene Oxide
PES PolyEther Sulfone
PET PolyEthylene Terephthalate
PF Phenol Formaldehyde
PFF Phenol Furfural
PI PolyImide
PIB PolyIsoButylene
PK Polyketone
POM PolyOxyMethylene
PMMA PolyMethyl MethAcrylate
PMMI PolyMethyl MethacrylImide
PP PolyPropylene
PPA PolyPhthalAmide
PPE PolyPhenylene Ether
PPO PolyPhenylene Oxide
PPS PolyPhenylene Sulfide
PS PolyStyrene
PSU PolySulfone
PTFE PolyTetraFluoroEthylene
PUR PolyUrethane
PVAC PolyVinyl Acetate
PVOH PolyVinyl Acohol
PVB PolyVinyl Butyral
PVC PolyVinyl Chloride
PVF PolyVinyl Fluoride
PVP PolyVinyl Pyrrolidone
SAN Styrene AcryloNitrile
SBS Styrene Butadiene Styrene
SEBS Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene
SIS Styrene Isoprene Styrene
TPE ThermoPlastic Elastomer
TPO ThermoPlastic Olefin
TPS ThermoPlastic Starch
TPU Thermoplastic PolyUrethane
TSPU ThermoSet PolyUrethane
UF Urea Formaldehyde
UHMWPE Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene
VCE Vinyl Chloride Ethylene


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