Plastic Material Abbreviations

The abbreviations listed below are supplied for reference only.

Please check with your material suppliers for specific material properties.

ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
AL Allylics
AMMA Acrylonitrile Methyl Methacrylate
ASA Acrylate Styrene Acrylonitrile
BR Polybutadien
CA Cellulose Acetate
CAB Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
CF Cresol Formaldehyde
CHR Chlorohydren Rubber
CMC Methylcellulose (Hydroxy)
CN Cellulose Nitrate
CP Cellulose Propionate
CPE Chlorinated Polyethylene
CR Polychloroprene
CS Casein
CTFE (PCTFE) Polychlorotrifluorethylene
DAP Diallyl Phthalate
DMC Dough Moulding Compound
Ethyl Cellulose
EEA Ethylene Ethyl Acrylate
EP Epoxide Resin
EPM Ethylene Propylene Rubber
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
FRP Fibre Reinforced Plastics
HDPE High Density Polyethylene
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene
MBS Methacrylate Butadiene Styrene
MF Melamine Formaldehyde
MPF Melamine Phenolic Resins
MMA (PMMA) Methyl Methacrylate
NBR Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber
NR Natural Rubber
PA Polyamide
PAN Polyacrylonitrile
PB Polybutene-1
PBTP Polybutylene Terephthalate
PC Polycarbonate
PCTFE (CTFE) Polychlorotrifluorethylene
PE Polyethylene
PEEK Polyetheretherketone
PEC Polyethylene – Chlorinated
PES Polyethersulphone
Polyethylene Terephthalate
PF Phenol Formaldehyde
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy Polymers
PI Polyimides
PIB Polyisobutylene
PIP Polyisoprene
PMMA (MMA) Polymethylmethacrylate
PMP Polymethylpentrene
POM Polyoxymethylene (Polyformaldehyde)
POR Propylene Oxide Rubber
PP Polypropylene
Polyphenylene Ether
PPO Polyphenylene Oxide
PPS Polyphenylene Sulphide
PS Polystyrene
PSU Polysulfone
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PU Polyurethane
PVA Polyvinyl Acetate
PVAL Polyvinyl Alcohol
PVB Polyvinyl Butyrate
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC-A Polyvinyl Chloride – Acetate
PVdC Polyvinylidene Chloride
PVF Polyvinyl Fluoride
PVFo (PVFM) Polyvinyl Formal
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile
SBR Styrene Butadiene Rubber
TPX Methyl Pentene Polymer