Below is a comprehensive list of abbreviations for common polymers:

Abbreviation Chemical Name Trade names
ABAK Acrylonitrile Butadiene Acrylate
ABA Acrylonitrile Butadiene Acrylate
ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ABS / PVC Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene / Polyvinyl Chloride
ABS + PUR Blend of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and Polyurethane
ACS Acrylonitrile Chlorinated Polyethylene Styrene
AES Acrylonitrile Ethylene-Propylenediene Styrene
AMA Acrylate Maleic Anhydride Terpolymer
AMMA Acrylonitrile Methyl Methacrylate
APO Amorphous Polyolefin
AS Acrylonitrile Styrene
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
ASA + PC Blend of Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate and Polycarbonate
BMC Bulk Molding Compound
BMI Bis Maleimide
CA Cellulose Acetat
CAB Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
CAP Cellulose Acetate Proprionate
CF Cresole-Formaldehyde
CMC Carboxylmethyl Cellulose
CN Cellulose Nitrate (Celluloid)
COC Cycloolefin Copolymer
COP Copolyester Thermoplastic Elastomer
CP Cellulose Propionate
CPE Chlorinated Polyethylene
CPVC Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
CSF Casein-Formaldehyde
CTA Cellulose Triacetate
CTFE Chlorotrifluoroethylene
DAP Diallyl Phthallate (Thermoset)
EBA Ethylene Butylacetate
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluorethylene
EEAK Ethylene Ethylacrylate
EMAA Ethylene Methacrylic Acid Copolymer
EMA Ethylene Methacrylic Acid
EP Ethylene Propylene
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene
EVA Ethylene Vinylacetate
EAA Ethylene Acrylic Acid Copolymer
EC Ethyl Cellulose
EMAC Ethylene Methyl Acrylate Copolymer
EnBA Ethylene n-Butyl Acetate
EPDM Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Rubber
EPM Ethylene Propylene Copolymer Rubber
EPR Ethylene Propylene Rubber
EPS Expandable Polystyrene
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
EVOH Ethylene Vinylalcohol
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
FF Furan-Formaldehyde
FRP Fiber Reinforced Plastic
GPPS General Purpose Polystyrene
HDPE High Density Polyethylene
HIPS High Impact Polystyrene
HMC High Strength Molding Compound
HMWHDPE High Molecular Weight High Density Polyethylene
ION Ionomer
IPN Interpenetrating Polymer Network
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene
LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene
LPE Linear Polyethylene
MA Maleic Anhydride
MABS Methylmethacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
MBS Methacrylate Butadiene Styrene
MC Methyl Cellulose
MDPE Medium Density Polyethylene
MF Melamine Formaldehyde
MP Melamine Phenolic
MPF Melamine Phenol-Formaldehyde
NBR Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
OSA Olefin Modified Styrene Acrylonitrile
P Phenolic
PA Polyamide (Nylon)
PA / ABS Polyamide / Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
PA 11 Polyamide 11
PA 12 Polyamide 12
PA 46 Polyamide 46
PA 6 Polyamide 6
PA 6 / EVOH Polyamide 6 / Ethylene Vinylalcohol
PA 6 / 12 Polyamide 6 / Polyamide 12
PA 6 / 66 Polyamide 6 / Polyamide 66
PA 6 / 69 Polyamide 6 / Polyamide 69
PA 6 / 6T Polyamide 6 / Polyamide 6t
PA 610 Polyamide 610
PA 612 Polyamide 612
PA 6-3-T Polytrimethylene Hexamethylene Terephthalamide
PA 66 Polyamide 66
PA 66 / 6 Polyamide 66 / Polyamide 6
PA 66 / 610 Polyamide 66 / Polyamide 610
PA 68 Polyamide 68
PA MXD6 Polyxylylene Adipamide
PA + PPE Blend of Polyamide and Polyphenylene Ether
PAA Polyarylamide
PAA Polyacetic Acid
PAEK Polyacryletherketone
PAEK Polyaryletherketone
PAI Polyamide-Imide
PAK Polyester Alkyd
PAL Polyanaline
PAN Polyacrylonitrile
PAR Polyarylate
PARA Polyaryl Amide
PAS Polyarylsulfone
PASU Polyarylsulfone
PB Polubutylene
PBAK Polybutylacrylate
PBAN Polybutadiene Acrylonitrile
PBD Polybutadine
PBI Polybenzimidazole
PBN Polybutylene Napthalate
PBS Polybutadiene Styrene
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
PBT + ASA Blend of Polybutylene Terephthalate and Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
PBT + PC Blend of Polybutylene Terephthalate and Polycarbonate
PC Polycarbonate
PC / PBT Polycarbonate / Polybutylene Terephthalate
PC / PET Polycarbonate / Polyethylene Terephthalate
PC / ABS Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Blend
PCL Polycaprolactone
PCT Polycyclohexylene Terephthallate
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene
PCT-G Glycol Modified Polycyclohexyl Terephthallate
PDAP Polydiallyl Phthalate
PDCPD Polydicyclopentadiene
PE Polyethylene
PEBA Polyether Block Amide or Polyester Block Amide
PE-C Chlorinated Polyethylene
PEE Polyester Elastomer
PEEK Polyetheretherketone
PEEKK Polyetheretherketoneketone
PEEST Polyetherester
PEI Polyetherimide
PEK Polyetherketone
PEKEKK Polyetherketoneetherketoneketone
PEKK Polyetherketoneketone
PE-(LL / VL) D Linear Low-Density Polyethylene / Very Low-Density Polyethylene
PEN Polyethylene Napthalene
PEO Polyethylene Oxide
PEOX Polyethyleneoxide
PES Polyether Sulfone
PEST Polyester
PESTUR Polyesterurethane
PET Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET-G Glycol Modified Polyethylene Terephthalate
PEUR Polyether Urethane
PE-X Crosslinked Polyethylene
PF Phenol-Formaldehyde
PFA Perfluoro Alkoxy Alkene Polymer
PI Polyimide Or Polyisoprene
PIB Polyisobutylene
PIR Polyisocyanurate
PK Polyketone
PLA Poly Lactic Acid
PMAN Polymethactylonitrile
PMI Polymethacrylimide
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic)
PMMI Poly-N-Methyl Methacrylimide
PMP Poly-4-Methylpentene-1
PMS Poly-Alpha-Methylstyrene
PO Polyolefin
POM Polyoxymethylene (Acetal)
PP Polypropylene
PP + E / P Blend of Polypropylene and Ethylene / Propylene
PP + EPDM Blend of Polypropylene and Polyethylene-Popylenediene
PP + NBR Blend of Polypropylene and Nitrile Butadiene Rubber
PPA Polyphthalamide
PPC Chlorinated Polypropylene or Polyphthalate Carbonate
PPE Polyphenylene Ether
PPE + PA Blend of Polyphenylene Ether and Polyamide
PPE + PS Blend of Polyphenylene Ether and Polystyrene
PPE + SB Blend of Polyphenylene Ether and Styrene Butadiene
PPI Polymeric Polyisocyanate
PPO* Polyphenylene Oxide
PPO* / PA Polyphenylene Oxide / Polyamide
PPO* / PS Polyphenylene Oxide / Polystyrene
PPOX Polypropylene Oxide
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone
PPT Polypropylene Terephthalate
PS Polystyrene
PS / PPO Polystyrene / Polyphenylene Oxide
PS + PE Blend of Polystyrene and Polyethylene
PS-b-PI Polystyrene/Polyisoprene Block Copolymer
PSO,PSU Polysulfone
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PTMT Polytetramethylene Terephthalate
PU,PUR Polyurethane
PUR-S Polyurethane, Thermosetting
PUR-T Polyurethane, Thermoplastic
PVA Polyvinyl Alcohol (sometimes Polyvinyl Acetate)
PVAC Polyvinyl Acetate
PVAL Polyvinyl Alcohole
PVB Polyvinyl Butyryl
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC + ABS Blend of Polyvinyl Chloride and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
PVCA Polyvinyl Chloride Acetate
PVDA Polyvinylidene Acetate
PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride
PVF Polyvinyl Fluoride
PVFM Polyvinyl Formal
PVK Polyvinyl Carbazole
PVOH Polyvinyl Alcohol
PVP Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile
SBC Styrene Butadiene Copolymer
SBR Styrene Butadiene Rubber
SBS Styrene Butadiene Styrene Block Copolymer
SEBS Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene Block Copolymer
SEP Styrene Ethylene Propylene
SI Silicone
SIS Styrene Isoprene Styrene Block Copolymer
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer
SMC Sheet Molding Compound
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate
SMS Styrene A-Methyl Styrene
SP Saturated Polyester
SVA Styrene Vinyl Acrylonitrile
TEO Thermoplastic Elastic Olefin
TMC Thick Molding Compound
TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer
TPE-E Thermoplastic Elastomer
TPE-O, TPO Thermoplastic Elastomer, Olefinic
TPE-S Thermoplastic Elastomer, Styrenic
TPU Thermoplastic Urethane
TPV Thermoplastic Vulcanites
UF Urea Formaldehylde
UHMWPE Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
ULDPE Ultra Low Density Polyethylene
UP, UPE Unsaturated Polyester (Thermoset)
VA Vinyl Acetate
VAE Vinyl Acetate Ethylene
VC / MMA Vinylchloride / Methyl Methacrylate
VC / A Vinylchloride / Acetate
VC / E Vinylchloride / Ethylene
VC / E / MAK Vinylchloride / Ethylene / Methylacrylate
VC / E / VAC Vinylchloride / Ethylene / Vinylacrylate
VC / MAK Vinylchloride / Methylacrylate
VC / OAK Vinylchloride / Octylacrylate
VC / VAC Vinylchloride / Vinylacetate
VC / VDC Vinylchloride / Vinylidene Chloride
VLDPE Very Low Density Polyethylene
XLPE Crosslinkable Polyethylene
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