Plastics Acronyms

Plastic Acronyms used in the description of the Trade Names
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
PC  PolyCarbonate
PCT  PolyCyclohexylene dimethyl Terephthalate
PCTFE  PolyChloroTriFluoroEthylene
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
TPU  Thermoplastic PolyUrethane
TSPU  ThermoSet PolyUrethane
UF  Urea Formaldehyde
UHMWPE  Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene
VCE  Vinyl Chloride Ethylene