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ABA triblock copolymers; acrylonitrile-butadiene acrylate
ABS copolymer of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene
ACS acrylonitrile-chlorinated polyethylene styrene terpolymer
AIBN 2,2’-azobisisobutyronitrile
AMA acrylate-maleic anhydride terpolymer
AMMA acrylate-methyl methacrylate copolymer
AN acrylonitrile
AP ethylene-propylene copolymers
APO amorphous polyolefin
AS acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer
ASA acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylonitrile block
ATR attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy
AU polyurethane
BMC bulk molding compound
BMI bis-maleimide
BPO benzoyl peroxide
CA cellulose acetate
CAB cellulose acetate butyrate
CAP cellulose acetate proprionate
CAR carbon fiber
CED cohesive energy density
CFRP carbon-reinforced plastics
CMC carboxymethylcellulose
CN cellulose nitrate
COC cycloolefin copolymer
COP copolyester thermoplastic elastomer
CPE chloronated polyethylene
CPVC chlorinated poly(vinyl chloride)
CR neoprene
CTA cellulose triacetate
CTFE chlorotrifluoroethylene
Cs chain transfer constant
DAIP diallyl isophthalate plasticizer
DAP diallyl phthalate plasticizer
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DP degree of polymerization
DRS dynamic reflectance spectroscopy
DS degree of substitution
EAA ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer
EC ethyl cellulose
ECTFE ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer
EEA ethylene-ethyl acetate copolymer
EGG Einstein-Guth-Gold equation
EMAC ethylene-methyl acrylate copolymer
EnBA ethylene butyl acetate
EP epoxy resin
EPDM poly(ethylene-co-propylene) cross-linked
EPM ethylene-propylene copolymer
EPR ethylene-propylene rubber
EPS expanded polystyrene
ET thiokol
ETFE ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene polymer
EU polyether polyurethane
EVA ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer
EVOH ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer
FEP fluorinated ethylene propylene
FRP fibrous glass-reinforced polyester; fiber-reinforced plastic
G molar attraction constant
GF glass reinforced
GRS poly(butadiene-co-styrene)
HDPE high-density polyethylene
HIPS high-impact polystyrene
HMC high-strength molding compound
HMWHDPE high-molecular-weight high-density polyethylene
I ionomer
IIR butyl rubber
IPN interpenetrating polymer network
K constant in Mark-Houwink equation
LC liquid crystal
LCP liquid crystal polymer
LDPE low-density polyethylene
LLDPE linear low-density polyethylene
LPE linear polyethylene
MA maleic anhydride
MABS methyl methacrylate ABS copolymer
MBS methyl methacrylate butadiene styrene terpolymer
MDPE medium-density polyethylene
MDI methylene diphenylisocyanate
MF melamine-formaldehyde resin
MP melamine phenolic
MWD molecular-weight distribution
Mn number-average molecular weight
Mν viscosity-average molecular weight
Mw weight-average molecular weight
Mz Z-average molecular weight
NBR poly(butadiene-co-acrylonitrile); nitrile butadiene rubber
NR natural rubber
OSA olefin-modified styrene acrylonitrile
P phenolic
PA polyamide; nylon
PA6 polyamide 6, nylon 6
PA11 polyamide 11, nylon11
PA12 polyamide 12, nylon12
PA46 polyamide 46, nylon 46
PA66 polyamide 66, nylon 6,6
PA66/6T polyamide 66/6T
PA610 polyamide 610, nylon 6,10
PA612 polyamide 612, nylon 6,12
PA666 polyamide 666
PAA poly(acrylic acid)
PAEK polyaryletherketone
PAI polyamide-imide
PAK polyester alkyd
PAL polyanaline
PAN polyacrylonitrile
PARA polyaryl amide
PAS polyarylsulfone
PB polybutylene
PBAN polybutylene-acrylonitrile copolymer
PBD polybutadine
PBI polybenzimidazole
PBN poly(butylene napthalate)
PBS polybutadiene-styrene copolymer
PBT poly(butylene terephthalate)
PC polycarbonate
PC/ABS polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene blend
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCCE poly(cyclohexylene dimethylene cyclohexanedicarboxylate), glycol and acid comonomer
PCL polycaprolactone
PCT poly(cyclohexylene terephthalate)
PCTA poly(cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate) copolyester
PCTFE polychlorotrifluoroethylene
PCTG poly(cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate) copolyester
PCT-G glycol-modified polycyclohexyl terephthallate
PE polyethylene
PEBA polyether block amide or polyester block amide
PEEK poly(ether ether ketone)
PEG poly(ethylene glycol)
PEI polyetherimide
PEK polyetherketone
PEKEKK polyetherketone etherketone ketone
PEKK polyetherketoneketone
PEN poly(ethylene napthalene)
PEO poly(ethylene oxide)
PES polyethersulfone
PET poly(ethylene terephthalate)
PET-G glycol-modified poly(ethylene terephthalate)
PEX cross-linked polyethylene
PF phenol-formaldehyde resin
PFA perfluoroalkoxy
PI polyimide, polyisoprene
PIB polyisobutylene
PIR polyisocyanurate
PK polyketone
PLGA poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)
PMAN polymethactylonitrile
PMMA poly(methyl methacrylate)
PMP polymethylpentene
PMS polymethylstyrene
PNF poly(phosphonitrilic fluorides)
PO polyolefin
POM polyoxymethylene, polyformaldehyde, acetals
PP polypropylene
PPA polyphthalamide
PPC chlorinated polypropylene, polyphthalate carbonate
PPE poly(phenylene ether)
PPI polymeric polyisocyanate
PPO poly(phenylene oxide)
PPOX poly(propylene oxide)
PPS poly(phenylene sulfide)
PPSU poly(phenylene sulfone)
PPT poly(propylene terephthalate)
PS polystyrene
PS-b-PI polystyrene/polyisoprene block copolymer
PSO, PSU polysulfone
PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene, Teflon
PTME poly(tetramethylene terephthalate)
PTMT poly(tetramethylene terephthalate)
PU polyurethane
PUR polyurethane rubber
PVA poly(vinyl alcohol); sometimes poly(vinyl acetate)
PVAc poly(vinyl acetate)
PVB poly(vinyl butyral)
PVC poly(vinyl chloride)
PVCA copolymer of vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate
PVDA polyvinylidene acetate
PVDC poly(vinylidene chloride)
PVDF poly(vinylidene fluoride)
PVF poly(vinyl fluoride)
PVK poly(vinyl carbazole)
PVOH poly(vinyl alcohol)
PVP poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)
RIM reaction injection molding
RNA ribonucleic acid
ROMP ring-opening metathesis polymerization
ROP ring-opening polymerization
S radius of gyration
SAN poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)
SB styrene butadiene copolymer
SBR poly(butadiene-co-styrene) elastomer
SBS styrene butadiene styrene block copolymer
SEBS styrene ethylene butylene styrene block copolymer
SI silicon
SIS styrene isoprene styrene block copolymer
SMA poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride)
SMC sheet-molding compound
SMMA styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer
SMS styrene/α-methyl styrene
SN sulfur nitride
SR synthetic rubber
SRP styrene-rubber plastics
SVA styrene vinyl acrylonitrile
TDI toluenediisocyanate
TEO thermoplastic elastic olefin
TGA, TG thermal gravimetric analysis
TMC thick molding compound
TMMV threshold molecular-weight value
TPA polyamide thermoplastic elastomer
TPC copolyester thermoplastic elastomer
TPE thermoplastic elastomer
TPE-O, TPO thermoplastic elastomer - olefinic
TPE-S, TPS thermoplastic elastomer - styrenic
TPU thermoplastic urethane
TPX poly-4-methylpentene
TVO thermoplastic vulcanites
Tc ceiling temperature; cloud-point temperature
Tg glass transition temperature
Tm melting-point temperature
UF urea-formaldehyde resin
UHMWPE ultrahigh molecular-weight polyethylene
ULDPE ultralow-density polyethylene
ULPE ultra-linear polyethylene
UP, UPE unsaturated polyester (thermoset)
VA vinyl acetate
VAE vinyl acetate ethylene
VLDPE very low-density polyethylene
WLF Williams-Landel-Ferry equation
WS polyurethane
XLPE cross-linked polyethylene
XPS expandable polystyrene
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