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Plastics - Abbreviations

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  • ABS - Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
  • CPE - Chlorinated polyethylene
  • CPVC - Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
  • EPDM - Ethylene propylene di-monomer
  • EPS - Expanded polystyrene
  • ETFE - Ethyl tetra fluoro ethylene
  • EVA - Ethylene vinyl acetate
  • GRP - Glass-reinforced polyester,  Fibreglass
  • HDPE - High density polyethylene
  • HIPS - High impact polystyrene
  • LDPE - Low density polyethylene
  • MF - Melamine-formaldehyde
  • PA - Polyamide, Nylon
  • PB - Polybutylene
  • PC - Polycarbonate
  • PE - Polyethylene
  • PF - Phenol-formaledehyde, Bakelite
  • PMMA - Polymethyl methacrylate, Perspex
  • PP - Polypropylene
  • PS - Polystyrene
  • PTFE - Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • PU - Polyurethane
  • PVA - Polyvinyl acetate, latex emulsion
  • PVC - polyvinyl chloride
  • PVB - Polyvinyl butyral
  • PVF - Polyvinyl fluoride
  • UF - Urea-formaldehyde
  • UP - Unsaturated polyester
  • UPVC - Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride
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Commonly used standards for fiberglass pipes and their applications.

Plastics - Recycling Codes and Labeling

Symbol codes and labeling used for recycling plastic products like bottles, containers and packagin.

Plastics - Thermal Conductivity Coefficients

Thermal conductivity of plastics.

Polyester - Chemical Resistance

Chemical resistance of Polyester to products like Acetic acid, Diesel oil and others.

Polymers - Physical Properties

Densities, tensile strength, elongation, Youngs modulus and Brinell hardness.

Solids - Specific Heats

Common solids - like brick, cement, glass and many more - and their specific heats - in Imperial and SI units.

Young's Modulus, Tensile Strength and Yield Strength Values for some Materials

Young's Modulus (or Tensile Modulus alt. Modulus of Elasticity) and Ultimate Tensile Strength and Yield Strength for materials like steel, glass, wood and many more.

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