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ABA
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Acrylate
ABS
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
ACM
Acrylic Acid Ester Rubber
ACS
Acrylonitrile-Chlorinated PE-Styrene
AN
Acrylonitrile
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
ATH
Aluminum Trihydrate
AZ(O)
Azodicarbonamide
BM
Blow Molding
BMC
Bulk Molding Compounds
BMI
Bismaleimide
BO
Biaxially-Oriented (Film)
BR
Butadiene Rubber
BS
Butadiene Styrene Rubber
CA
Cellulose Acetate
CAB
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
CAP
Cellulose Acetate Propionate
CBA
Chemical Blowing Agent
CHDM
Cyclohexanedimethanol
CN
Cellulose Nitrate
COP
Copolyester
COPA
Copolyamide
COPE
Copolyester
CPVC
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chlorine
CR
Chloroprene Rubber
CS
Casein
DWV
Drain, Waste, Vent (Pipe Grade)
EAA
Ethylene Acrylic Acid
EBA
Ethylene Butyl Acrylate
EC
Ethyl Cellulose
ECTFE
Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene Copolymer
EEA
Ethylene-Ethyl Acrylate
EG
Ethylene Glycol
EMAA
Ethylene Methacrylic Acid
EP
Epoxy Resin, also Ethylene-Propylene
EPM
Ethylene Propylene Rubber
EPS
Expandable Polystyrene
ESCR
Environmental Stress Crack Resistance
ESI
Ethylene Styrene Copolymers
ETE
Engineering Thermoplastic Elastomers
ETFE
Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FPVC
Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride
FR
Flame Retardant
FRP
Fiber Reinforced Plastic
GIM
Gas Injection Molding
GMT(P)
Glass Mat Reinforced Thermoplastics
GRP
Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics
HCR
Heat-Cured Rubber
HDI
Hexamethylene Diisocyanate
HDPE
High-Density Polyethylene
HDT
High Deflection Temperature
HFC
Hydrofluorocarbons
HIPS
High-Impact Polystyrene
HMW
High Molecular Weight
HNP
High Nitrile Polymer
IM
Injection Molding
IMC
In-Mold Coating
LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene
LLDPE
Linear Low Density Polyethylene
LP
Low-Profile Resin
MBS
Methacrylate-Butadiene-Styrene
MFI
Melt Flow Index
MMA
Methyl Methacrylate
MPE
Metallocene Polyethylenes
MPR
Melt-Processable Rubber
MWD
Molecular Weight Distribution
NBR
Nitrile Rubber
NR
Natural Rubber
NSF
National Sanitation Foundation
OPP
Oriented Polypropylene
PA
Polyamide
PAEK
Polyaryletherketone
PAI
Polyamide Imide
PAN
Polyacrylonitrile
PB
Polybutylene
PBA
Physical Blowing Agent
PBS
Polybutadiene Styrene
PC
Polycarbonate
PCD
Polycarbodiimide
PE
Polyethylene
PEC
Chlorinated Polyethylene
PEEK
Polyetheretherketone
PET
Polyethylene Terephthalate
PETG
PET Modified with CHDM
PMP
Polymethylpentene
PO
Polyolefins
PP
Polypropylene
PPC
Chlorinated Polypropylene
PPE
Polyphenylene Ether, Modified
PPM
Parts per million
PPO
Polyphenylene Oxide
PPS
Polyphenylene Sulfide
PS
Polystyrene
PSU
Polysulfone
PTFE
Polytetrafluoroethylene
PU
Polyurethane
PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride
PVCA
Polyvinyl Chloride Acetate
PVDC
Polyvinylidene Chloride
PVDF
Polyvinylidene Fluoride
PVF
Polyvinyl Fluoride
QMC
Quick Mold Change
RHDPE
Recycled High Density Polyethylene
RIM
Reaction Injection Molding
RPET
Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate
RTM
Resin Transfer Molding
SI
Silicone Plastic
SAN
Styrene Acrylonitrile Copolymer
SB
Styrene Butadiene Copolymer
SMC
Sheet Molding Compound
TEO
Thermoplastic Elastomeric Olefin
TPA
Terephtalic Acid
TP
Thermoplastic
TPE
Thermoplastic Elastomer
TPO
Thermoplastic Olefins
TPU
Thermoplastic Polyurethane
TPV
Thermoplastic Vulcanizate
TS
Thermoset
TWA
Time-Weighted Average
UHMW
Ultra High Molecular Weight
ULDPE
Ultralow-Density Polythylene
UP
Unsaturated Polyester Resin
UR
Urethane
UV
Ultraviolet
VA(C)
Vinyl Acetate
VC
Vinyl Chloride
VLDPE
Very Low-Density Polyethylene
VOC
Volatile Organic Compounds