Industry Information

Information about Polymers, and moulding techniques.

Polymer Abbreviations

Standardised polymer abbreviations

(E/P)

Ethylene-propylene

(EVAC)

Ethylene-vinyl acetate

(MBS)

Methacrylate-butadiene-styrene

ABS

Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

ASA

AcryIonitrile-styrene-acrylate

   

C

Cellulose polymers

COC

Cycloolefincopolymer

ER

Epoxide; epoxy

Imod

impact modifier

LCP

Liquid-crystal polymer

   

MABS

Methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

MF

Melamine-formaldehyde

MPF

Melamine-phenol-formaldehyde

PA11

Polyamide 11; Nylon11 

PA12

Polyamide 12; Nylon12

   

PA46

Polyamide 46; Nylon46

PA6

Polyamide 6; Nylon6

PA66

Polyamide 66; Nylon6-6

PA610

Polyamide 610; Nylon6-10

PA612

Polyamide 612; Nylon6-12

   

PA666

Polyamide 666

PA66/6T

Polyamide 66/6T

PAIND/INDT

Polyamide IND/INDT

PAEK

Polyaryletherketone

PBT

Poly(butylene terephthalate)

   

PC

Polycarbonate

PCCE

Poly(cyclohexylene dimethylene cyclohexanedicarboxylate), glycol and acid comonomer

PCTA

Poly(cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate), acid

PCTG

Poly(cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate), glycol

PE

Polyethylene

   

PEI

Polyetherimide

PEN

Polyethylenenaphthalate

PES

Polyethersulfone

PET

Poly(ethylene terephthalate)

PETG

Poly(ethylene terephthalate), glycol

   

PF

Phenol-formaldehyde

PK

Polyketone

PMMA

Poly(methyl methacylate)

POM

Poly(oxymethylene); Polyformaldehyde

PP

Polypropylene

   

PPE

Poly(phenylene ether)

PPS

Poly(phenylere sulfide)

PPSU

Poly(phenylene sulfone)

PS

Polystyrene

PS-Syndio

Syndiotactic polystyrene

   

PSU

Polysulfone

PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene; Teflon

PUR

Polyurethane

PVC

Poly(vinyl chloride)

PVDF

Poly(vinylidene fluoride)

   

SAN

Styrene acrylonitrle

SB

Styrene-butadiene

SMAH

Styrene-maleic anhydride

TPA

Polyamide thermoplastic elastomer

TPC

Copolyester thermoplastic elastomer

   

TPO

Olefinic thermoplastic elastomer

TPS

Styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

TPU

Urethane thermoplastic elastomer

TPV

Thermoplastic rubber vulcanisate

TPZ

Unclassified thermoplastic elastomer, not groupped above UP Unsaturated polyester

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