A

ABS
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer

B

BMC
thermoset polyester bulk Moulding compound

E

EVA
ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer

EPS
expanded polystyrene

EPR
ethylene propylene rubber

EPDM
ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber

H

HDPE
high density PE

HMW-HDPE
high molecular weight HDPE

HIPS
high impact polystyrene

L

LCP
liquid crystal polymer

LDPE
low density PE

LLDPE
linear low density PE

P

PA
polyamide, commonly called nylon

PAN
polyacrylonitrile

PAS
polyarylsulfone

PBD
polybutadine

PBT
polybuylene terephthalate

PC
polycarbonate

PE
polyethylene see also

PEEK
polyetheretherketone

PEK
polyetherketone

PEI
polyetherimide

PES
polyethersulfone

PET
polyethylene terephthalate

PET-G
glycol modified PET

PI
polyisoprene / polyimide

PS-b-PI
polystyrene/polyisoprene block copolymer

PK
polyketone

PMMA
polymethyl methacrylate, commonly called acrylic

PMP
polymethylpentene

POM
polyoxymethylene, commonly called acetal

PP
polypropylene

PPA
polyphthalamide

PPO/PPE
polyphenylene oxide, polyphenylene ether

PPS
polyphenylene sulfide

PS
polystyrene

PSO,PS
polysulfone

PTFE
polytetrefluoroethylene

PU,PUR
polyurethane

PVA
polyvinyl alcohol (sometimes used for polyvinyl acetate)

PVAC
polyvinyl acetate

PVC
polyvinylchloride, commonly refered to as vinyl

PVOH
alternate abbreviation for polyvinyl alcohol

S

SAN
styrene acrylonitrile copolymer

SI
silicone

SMC
thermoset polyester sheet Moulding compound

T

TPE
thermoplastic elastomer

TPO
thermoplastic olefin

TPU
thermoplastic urethane

U

UHMWPE
ultra high-molecular-weight polyethylene

UF
urea formaldehyde

V

VLDPE
very low density PE