From Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics

Abbreviation

Plastics

ABS

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

CA, CAB, & CAP

Cellulosics (acetate, butyrates, & propionate)

ETFE

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene

FEP

Florinated ethylene propylene

HDPE

High density polyethylene

HTN

High temperature nylon (Aromatic)

LCP

Liquid crystal polymer

LDPE

Low density polyethylene

PA

Polyamide (nylon)

PAEK

Polyaryletherketone

PBT

Polybutylene terephthalate

PC

Polycarbonate

PEEK

Polyetheretherketone

PEI

Polyetherimide

PEKK

Polyetherketoneketone

PES

Polyethersulfone

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate

PETG

Polyethylene terephthalate glycol modified

PFA

Perfluoroalkoxy

PMMA

Poly methyl methacrylate (acrylic)

PMP

Polymethylpentene

PP

Polypropylene

PPA

Polyphthalamide (hot water moldable)

PPE

Modified polyphenylene ether

PPS

Polyphenylene sulfide

POM

Polyoxymethylene

PS

Polystyrene

PSU

Polysulfone

PTT

Polytrimethylene terephthalate

PVDF

Polyvinylidene fluoride

RTPU

Rigid thermoplastic polyurethane

SAN

Styrene acrylonitrile

SPS

Syndiotactic polystyrene

TEO

Olefinic thermoplastic elastomer

TES

Styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

TPI

Thermoplastic polyimide

TPU

Polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer

TPE

Polyester thermoplastic elastomer


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Polymers and Plastic Resins
Polymers and plastic materials are organic, synthetic or processed polymers that are supplied as raw materials. They typically consist of thermoplastic or thermosetting resins in the form of pellets, powders or liquid resins. These materials can then be molded into a variety of shapes for a wide range of uses.
Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming Equipment
Thermoforming equipment and vacuum forming equipment forms thermoplastic sheets or films over molds into finished shapes.
Roving and Yarn
Roving and yarn are fibers twisted into a feedstock for weaving cloth or reinforcing composites.
Foams and Foam Materials
Foams and foam materials are industrial products made from low density elastomers, plastics and other materials with various structures and porosities.
Elastomer and Rubber Shapes
Elastomers and rubber shapes are natural or synthetic  polymers that exhibit elastic properties and can be formed into finished or semi-finished stock.  These amorphous polymers are usually thermosets, but are also available as thermoplastics. Elastic polymer (elastomer) and  rubber shapes are available in different forms and sizes, and often use filler materials.

Topics of Interest

ABS acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer AZ azodicarbonamide CBA chemical blowing agents CNC computer numerical controlled EBA ethylene-butyl acrylate ECTFE ethylene-chlorotrifluorethylene ESC...

A Acetal (Silicone Lubricated 2%) 172 Acetal Copolymer 171 Acetal Copolymer (Low Molecular Weight) 171 Acetal Elastomer Alloy 173 Acetal Homopolymer 170 Acetal (PTFE Lubricated) 172 Acrylic...

A.1 Generic Polymeric Material Acronyms ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene ABS + PMMA Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene + Acrylic Alloy ABS + PA Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene + Polyamide Alloy...

A Acetal Copolymer 237, 238 Acetal Copolymer (High Molecular Weight) 238 Acrylic (Cast Sheet) 243 Acrylic (General Purpose) 239, 240, 241 Acrylic (High Impact) 242 Acrylic (Rubber Modified...

A Acetal 314 Acetal (2% Silicone Lubricated) 316 Acetal (PTFE Lubricated) 317 Acetal Copolymer 315 Acetal Copolymer (High Molecular Weight) 316 Acetal Copolymer (Low Molecular Weight) 315...