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Commonly used plastic abbreviations
- 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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