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Generic Abbreviations

ABBREVIATION
DEFINITION
ABA Acrylonitrile-butadiene-acrylate
ABS Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
AES Acrylonitrile-ethylene-styrene
AMMA Acrylonitrile/methyl Methacrylate
ARP Aromatic polyester
ASA Acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate
CA Cellulose acetate
CAB Cellulose acetate butyrate
CAP Cellulose acetate propionate
CE Cellulose plastics, general
CF Cresol-formaldehyde
CMC Carboxymethyl cellulose
CN Cellulose nitrate
CP Cellulose propionate
CPE Chlorinated polyethylene
CPVC Chlorinated poly(vinyl chloride)
CS Casein
CTA Cellulose triacetate
EC Ethyl cellulose
EEA Ethylene/ethyl acrylate
EMA Ethylene/methacrylic acid
EP Epoxy, epoxide
EPD Ethylene-propylene-diene
EPM Ethylene-propylene polymer
ETFE Ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene
EVA Ethylene/vinyl acetate
EVAL Ethylene-vinyl alcohol
FEP Perfluoro(ethylene-propylene)
FF Furan formaldehyde
HDPE High-density polyethylene plastics
IPS Impact-resistant polystyrene
LCP Liquid crystal polymer
LDPE Low-density polyethylene plastics
LLDPE Linear low-density polyethylene
LMDPE Linear medium-density polyethylene
MBS Methacrylate-butadiene-styrene
MC Methyl cellulose
MDPE Medium-density polyethylene
MF Melamine-formaldehyde resin
MPF Melamine/phenol-formaldehyde
PA Polyamide (nylon)
PA Nylon (see also polyamide)
PAA Poly(acrylic acid)
PADC Poly(allyl diglycol carbonate)
PAE Polyarylether
PAEK Polyaryletherketone
PAI Polyamide-imide
PAK Polyester alkyd
PAN Polyacrylonitrile
PARA Polyaryl amide
PASU Polyarylsulfone
PAT Polyarylate
PAUR Poly(ester urethane)
PB Polybutene-1
PBA Poly(butyl acrylate)
PBAN Polybutadiene-acrylonitrile
PBS Polybutadiene-styrene
PBT Poly(butylene terephthalate)
PC Polycarbonate
PCTFE Polychlorotrifluoroethylene
PDAP Poly(diallyl phthalate)
PE Polyethylene
PEBA Polyether block amide
PEBA Thermoplastic elastomer polyether
PEEK Polyetheretherketone
PEI Poly(etherimide)
PEK Polyether ketone
PEO Poly(ethylene oxide)
PES Poly(ether sulfone)
PET Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
PETG Poly(ethylene terephthalate) glycol
PEUR Poly(ether urethane)
PF Phenol-formaldehyde resin
PFA Perfluoro(alkoxy alkane)
PFF Phenol-furfural resin
PI Polyimide
PIB Polyisobutylene
PISU Polyimidesulfone
PMCA Poly(methyl-alpha-chloroacrylate)
PMMA Poly(methyl methacrylate)
PMP Poly(4-methylpentene-1)
PMS Poly(alpha-methylstyrene)
POM Polyoxymethylene, polyacetal
PP Polypropylene
PPA Polyphthalamide
PPE Poly(phenylene ether)
PPO Poly(phenylene oxide) deprecated
PPOX Poly(propylene oxide)
PPS Poly(phenylene sulfide)
PPSU Poly(phenylene sulfone)
PS Polystyrene
PSU Polysulfone
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PUR Polyurethane
PVAC Poly(vinyl acetate)
PVAL Poly(vinyl alcohol)
PVB Poly(vinyl butyral)
PVC Poly(vinyl chloride)
PVCA Poly(vinyl chloride-acetate)
PVDC Poly(vinylidene chloride)
PVDF Poly(vinylidene fluoride)
PVF Poly(vinyl fluoride)
PVFM Poly(vinyl formal)
PVK Polyvinylcarbazole
PVP Polyvinylpyrrolidone
S/MA Styrene-maleic anhydride plastic
SAN Styrene-acrylonitrile plastic
SB Styrene-butadiene plastic
Si Silicone plastics
SMS Styrene/alpha-methylstyrene plastic
SP Saturated polyester plastic
SRP Styrene-rubber plastics
TEEE Thermoplastic Elastomer,Ether-Ester
TEO Thermoplastic Elastomer, Olefinic
TES Thermoplastic Elastomer, Styrenic
TPEL Thermoplastic elastomer
TPES Thermoplastic polyester
TPUR Thermoplastic polyurethane
TSUR Thermoset polyurethane
UF Urea-formaldehyde resin
UHMWPE Ultra-high molecular weight PE
UP Unsaturated polyester
VCE Vinyl chloride-ethylene resin
VCEV Vinyl chloride-ethylene-vinyl
VCMA Vinyl chloride-methyl acrylate
VCMMA Vinyl chloride-methylmethacrylate
VCOA Vinyl chloride-octyl acrylate resin
VCVAC Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin
VCVDC Vinyl chloride-vinyfidene chlori