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AAGR average annual growth rate
AS atomic absorption spectroscopy
ABA acrylonitrile-butadiene-acrylate
ABS acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer
ACM acrylic acid ester rubber
ACS acrylonitrile-chlorinated PE-styrene
AES acrylonitrile-ethylene-propylene-styrene
AMMA acrylonitrile-methyl methacrylate
AN acrylonitrile
AO antioxidant
APET amorphous polyethylene terephthalate
APP atactic polypropylene
ASA acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ATH aluminum trihydrate
AZ(O) azodicarbonamide
BATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
BM blow molding
BMC bulk molding compounds
BMI bismaleimide
BO biaxially-oriented (film)
BOPP biaxially-oriented polypropylene
BR butadiene rubber
BS butadiene styrene rubber
CA cellulose acetate
CAB cellulose acetate butyrate
CAD computer aided design
CAE computer aided engineering CAM computer aided manufacturing CAP cellulose acetate propionate
CAP controlled atmosphere packaging
CBA chemical blowing agent CF cresol formaldehyde CFA chemical foaming agent CFC chlorofluorocarbons
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHDM cyclohexanedimethanol
CIM computer integrated manufacturing

CN cellulose nitrate COP copolyester COPA copolyamide COPE copolyester
CP cellulose propionate
CPE chlorinated polyethylene
CPET crystalline polyethylene terephthalate
CPP cast polypropylene
CPVC chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
CR chloroprene rubber
CS casein
CSD carbonated soft drink
CTA cellulose triacetate
CVD chemical vapor deposition
DABCO diazobicyclooctane DAM days after manufacture DAM diallyl maleate
DAP diallyl phthalate DCPD dicyclopentadiene DE diotamaceous earth DEA dielectric analysis
DETDA diethyltoluenediamine
DMA dynamic mechanical analysis DSC differential scanning analysis DMT dimethyl ester of terephthalate DWV drain, waste, vent (pipe grade) EAA ethylene acrylic acid
EB electron beam
EBA ethylene butyl acrylate
EC ethyl cellulose
ECTFE ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer
EEA ethylene-ethyl acrylate
EG ethylene glycol
EMA ethylene-methyl acrylate
EMAA ethylene methacrylic acid
EMAC ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer
EMC electromagnetic compatibility
EMI electromagnetic interference

*Reprinted with permission from Modern Plastics Encyclopedia ‘99, William A. Kaplan (Ed.), © McGraw-Hill, New York, 1998.


B.2 Appendix B

EMPP elastomer modified polypropylene
EnBA ethylene normal butyl acrylate
EP epoxy resin, also ethylene-propylene EPA Environmental Protection Agency EPDM ethylene-propylene terpolymer rubber EPM ethylene-propylene rubber
EPS expandable polystyrene
ESCR environmental stress crack resistance
ESI ethylene-styrene copolymers
ETE engineering thermoplastic elastomers ETFE ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer ETP engineering thermoplastics
EVA(C) polyethylene-vinyl acetate
EVOH polyethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymers
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEP fluorinated ethylene propylene copolymer
FPVC flexible polyvinyl chloride
FR flame retardant
FRP fiber reinforced plastic GIM gas injection molding GIT gas injection technique
GMT(P) glass mat reinforced thermoplastics GPC gel permeation chromotography GPPS general purpose polystyrene
GRP glass fiber reinforced plastics GTP group transfer polymerization HALS hindered amine light stabilizer HAS hindered amine stabilizers
HB Brinell hardness number HCFC hydrochlorofluorocarbons HCR heat-cured rubber
HDI hexamethylene diisocyanate HDPE high-density polyethylene HDT heat deflection temperature HFC hydrofluorocarbons
HIPS high-impact polystyrene
HMDI diisocyanato dicyclohexylmethane
HMW high molecular weight
HNP high nitrile polymer IM injection molding IMC in-mold coating IMD in-mold decoration
IPI isophorone diisocyanate
IV intrinsic viscosity
LCP liquid crystal polymers LIM liquid injection molding LDPE low-density polyethylene
LLDPE linear low-density polyethylene
LP low-profile resin
MAP modified atmosphere packaging
MbOCA 3,3’-dichloro-4,4-diamino-diphenylmethane
MBS methacrylate-butadiene-styrene
MC methyl cellulose
MDI methylene diphenylene diisocyanate
MEKP methyl ethyl ketone peroxide
MF melamine formaldehyde
MFI melt flow index
MIS management information systems
MMA methyl methacrylate
MPE metallocene polyethylenes
MPF melamine-phenol-formaldehyde
MPR melt-processable rubber
MRP manufacturing requirement planning
MWD molecular weight distribution
NBR nitrile rubber
NDI naphthalene diisocyanate
NDT nondestructive testing
NR natural rubber
ODP ozone depleting potential

OFS organofunctional silanes
OPET oriented polyethylene terephthalate
OPP oriented polypropylene
O-TPV olefinic thermoplastic vulcanizate OEM original equipment manufacturer OSA olefin-modified styrene-acrylonitrile PA polyamide
PAEK polyaryletherketone PAI polyamide imide PAN polyacrylonitrile
PB polybutylene
PBA physical blowing agent PBAN polybutadiene-acrylonitrile PBI polybenzimidazole
PBN polybutylene naphthalate
PBS polybutadiene styrene
PBT polybutylene terephthalate
PC polycarbonate
PCC precipitated calcium carbonate
PCD polycarbodiimide
PCR post-consumer recyclate
PCT polycyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate
PCTA copolyester of CHDM and PTA PCTFE polychlorotrifluoroethylene PCTG glycol-modified PCT copolymer PE polyethylene
PEBA polyether block polyamide
PEC chlorinated polyethylene
PEDT 3,4 polyethylene dioxithiophene
PEEK polyetheretherketone
PEI polyether imide
PEK polyetherketone
PEL permissible exposure level PEKEKK polyetherketoneetherketoneketone PEN polyethylene naphthalate
PES polyether sulfone
PET polyethylene terephthalate PETG PET modified with CHDM PF phenol formaldehyde
PFA perfluoroalkoxy resin
PI polyimide
PID proportional, integral, derivative
PIBI butyl rubber
PIM powder injection molding
PLC programmable logic controller
PMDI polymeric methylene diphenylene diisocyanate
PMMA polymethyl methacrylate
PMP polymethylpentene
PO polyolefins
POM polyacetal
PP polypropylene
PPA polyphthalamide
PPC chlorinated polypropylene
PPE polyphenylene ether, modified ppm parts per million
PPO polyphenylene oxide PPS polyphenylene sulfide PPSU polyphenylene sulfone PS polystyrene
PSU polysulfone
PTA purified terephthalic acid PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene PU polyurethane
PUR polyurethane
PVC polyvinyl chloride
PVCA polyvinyl chloride acetate
PVDA polyvinylidene acetate

Some Common Abbreviations Used in the Plastics Industry* B.3

PVDC polyvinylidene chloride PVDF polyvinylidene fluoride PVF polyvinyl fluoride
PVOH polyvinyl alcohol
QMC quick mold change
RFI radio frequency interference RHDPE recycled high density polyethylene RIM reaction injection molding
RPET recycled polyethylene terephthalate RTD resistance temperature detector RTM resin transfer molding
RTV room temperature vulcanizing
SI silicone plastic
SAN styrene acrylonitrile copolymer SB styrene butadiene copolymer SBC styrene block copolymer
SBR styrene butadiene rubber SMA styrene maleic anhydride SMC sheet molding compound SMC-C SMC-continuous fibers SMC-D SMC-directionally oriented SMC-R SMC-randomly oriented SPC statistical process control SQC statistical quality control
SRIM structural reaction injection molding
TA terephthalic acid
TDI toluene diisocyanate

TEO thermoplastic elastomeric olefin
TGA thermogravimetric analysis
TLCP thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer
TMA thermomechanical analysis TMC thick molding compound T/N terephthalate/naphthalate TPA terephthalic acid
TP thermoplastic
TPE thermoplastic elastomer
TPO thermoplastic olefins
TPU thermoplastic polyurethane TPV thermoplastic vulcanizate TS thermoset
TWA time-weighted average
UF urea formaldehyde
UHMW ultrahigh molecular weight ULDPE ultralow-density polyethylene UP unsaturated polyester resin UR urethane
UV ultraviolet VA(C) vinyl acetate VC vinyl chloride
VDC vinylidene chloride
VLDPE very low-density polyethylene VOC volatile organic compounds ZNC Ziegler-Natta catalyst

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