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ABS Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
ACS Acrylonitrile cholorinate polyethylene and styrene
API Addition-reaction polyimides
ASA Acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile
 

BMC Bulk-molding compounds
 

CA Cellulose acetate
CAB Cellulose acetate-butyrate
CAP Cellulose acetate-proplonate
CPE Chlorinated polyethylene
CPI Condensation-reaction polyimides
CPVC Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
CTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene
 

DAP Diallyl phthalate
 

EC Ethyl cellulose
ECTFE Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene
EMA Ethylene-methyl acrylate
EP Ethylene propylene
ESCR Environmental stress crack resistance
ETFE Ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene
EVA Ethylene-vinyl acetate
 

FDA Food & Drug Administration
FEP Fluorinated ethylene-propylene
FR Fiber reinforced
FRP Fiber-reinforced plastics
 

HDPE High-density polyethylene
HIP High-impact polystyrene
HM High-modulus
HMC High-strength molding compound
HME High-vinyl modified epoxy
HMW High molecular weight
 

IPN Interpenetrating polymer network
 

LCP Liquid crystal polymer
LDPE Low density polyethylene
LIM Liquid injection molding
LLDPE Linear low-density polyethylene
LMC Low-pressure molding compound
LMW Low molecular weight
 

MA Maleic anhydride
MBS Methacrylate-butadiene-styrene
MDPE Medium-density polyethylene
MMA Methyl methacrylate monomer
MW Molecular weight
 

NVH Noise, vibration, harshness
 

PA Polyamide (nylon)
PAI Polyamide-imide
PAN Polyacrylonitrile
PB Polybutylene
PBT Polybutylene terephthalate
PBTP Polybutylene terephthalate
PC Polycarbonate
PCTFE Polychlorotrifluoroethylene
PE Polyethylene
PEC Polyphenylene ether copolymer
PEEK Polyetherether ketone
PEH Polyphenylene ether homopolymer
PEI Polyetherimide
PEO Polyethylene oxide
PES Polyethersulphone
PET Polyethylene terephthalate
PETP Polyethylene terephthalate
PF Phenyl-formaldehyde
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy (resin)
PI Polyimide
PIB Polyisobutylene
PIE Polyisobutylene
PMMA Polymethylmethacryiate
PMS Paramethyldtyrene
PMT Polymethylpentene
PP Polypropylene
PPO Polyphenylene oxide
PPS Polyphenylene sulfide
PS Polystyrene
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PU Polyurethane
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
PVDF Polyvinylidene fluoride
PVF Polyvinyl fluoride
 

RH Relative humidity
RH Rockwell hardness
RIM Reaction injection molding
RP Reinforced plastics
RTM Resin-tansfer molding
 

SAN Styrene-acrylonitrile
SMA Styrene maleic anhydride
SMC Sheet molding compound
 

TFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
TMC Thick molding compound
TPE Thermoplastic elastomer
TPU Thermoplastic polyurethane
 

UF Urea-formaldehyde
UHM Ultra-high-modulus
UHMW Ultra-high molecular weight
UL Underwriter's Laboratories
UV Ultraviolet
 

VAE Vinyl acetate-ethylene
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