2008-01-01 | Plastics Acronym
Plastics Acronym
Commodity Plastics
Thermoplastics
Family Acronym English Name Applications
Styrenic Polymers GPPS General Purpose Polystryene Toys, Cassettes, Housewares, Disposables
  HIPS General Purpose Polystryene Toys, Cassettes, Housewares, Disposables
  EPS Expandable Polystyrene Food Packages, Thermal Insulations
Modified Styrenic Polymers ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Housings, Appliances, Housewares, Toys
  AS(SAN) Acrylonitrile Styrene Appliances, Housewares, Dinner-wares
  ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate Transparent housings
  BS(BDS) Butadiene Styrene Food Packaging, toys, housings
  MBS Methly-methacrylate Butadiene Styrene Transparent housings
  MS Methly-methacrylate Styrene Food packaging, disposables
Acrylic Polymers PMMA Polymethyl Methacrylate Lenses, Decorations, Signs, Digital Storages
Polyolefins PP Polypropylene Housewares, Packaging, Appliances, Toys, Automotives
  HDPE High Density Polyethylene Bottles, Packaging, Containers, Films, Toys
  LDPE Low Density Polyethylene Packaging, Films, Wire & Cables, Toys
  LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene Packaging, Tubes, Cables
  ULDPE Ultra-Low Density Polyethylene Films, Tubes
Modified Polyolefins CPE Chlorinated Polyethylene Constructions, Cables, Packaging
  EVA Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Footwear, Tubes, Toys, Adhesives, Cables
  Surlyn Ionomer Cosmetics, Golf balls
Vinyl Polymers PVC Polyvinyl Chloride (Straight Resin) Wire and cables, Tubes, Footwear, Toys
  PVC Polyvinyl Chloride (Paste Resin) Artificial leather, Toys
Cellulosics CA Cellulose Acetate Eye-glasses, Housewares
  CN Cellulose Nitrate Housewares, Sport goods
Polyesters PETG Polyethylene Terephthalate (Glycol modified) Water bottles
Engineering Plastics
Thermoplastics
Family Acronym English Name Applications
Polyesters PET(PETP) Polyethylene Terephthalate Electrical components, Automotives
  PBT(PBTP) Polybutylene Terephthalate Electrical components, Automotives
Liquid Crystal Polymers LCP Liquid Crystal Polymers Computer and electronic components
Polyamides PA-6 Polyamide-6 Housewares components, Buttons
  PA-66 Polyamide-66 Electrical components, Housewares, Gears
  PA-612 Polyamide-612 Extrusion and blow molding applications
Polycarbonate PC Polycarbonate Appliances, Automotives, Medical Applications, Lenses
  PC/ABS (Polycarbonate + ABS) Blends Appliances, Housings
Acetal POM Polyacetal Gears, Machine components
Polyphthalamide PPA Polyphthalamide Heat resistance components
Polyphenylene Sulfide PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide Electrical components
Polyphenylene Oxide PPO Polyphenylene oxide, mofified Automotives and appliances components
Polysulfone PSU/PSO Polyphenylene oxide, mofified Medical components, electrical components
Polyetheretherketones PEEK Polyetheretherketones Automotives, aircraft and electrical components
Fluoroplastics PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene Static and Dynamic Seals, Insulation, High frequency applications
  FEP Fluorinated ethylene propylene Cable insulation, High frequency applications
  PCTFE Polychlorotrifluoroethylene Cable insulation, printed circuits
Thermoplastics Elastomers
Thermoplastics
Family Acronym English Name Applications
Thermoplastics Elastomers SBS/SEBS Styrenic Block Copolymer Toys, Wire and Cables, Footwear, Sealants
  TPEE Therrmoplastics Copolyesters Heat resistance tubes, pipes, wires and cables
  POE Polyolefin Elastomers Toys, Footwear, Wire and cables, Impact modifiers
  TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Watch belt, Wire and Cables
  TPEA Thermoplastic Polyetheramide Sport goods, automotives
  TPO Thermoplastic Olefins Blends Automotives, wires and cables, sport goods
  TPV Olefinic Vulcanizate Automotives, Sealants

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