Common Material Abbreviations: Recycling, repurposing , re-tasking or reiterating?

Before you set out to figure out the best human / environmental impact of an item that is offered to you- it’s sort of a good policy to know THY materials!

Here is a Sheet to help.If your company works with, or makes products out of any of these materials, please don’t thorw them out- CONTACT US!


Common Material Abbreviations:


ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

BS Butadiene Styrene Rubber

CHDM Cyclohexanedimethanol

COPE Copolyester

EPDM Ethylene Propylene Terpolymer Rubber

EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

HDPE High Density Polyethylene

HDPP High Density Polypropylene

HIPS High Impact Polystyrene

LDPE Low Density Polyethylene

MABS Methyl Methacrylate

NPRN Neoprene

NBR Nitrile Butadiene Rubber

PA Polyamide

PETG PET modified with CHDM

POM Polyacetal

PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate


PC Polycarbonate

PES Polyether Sulfone

PE Polyethylene

PET Polyethylene Terephthalate

PI PolyImide

PIBI Butyl Rubber

PP Polypropylene

PS Polystyrene

PSU Polysulfone

PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene  ( Known as “FlouroPolymers”  or Teflon )

PU Polyurethane

PVA Polyvinyl Acetate

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride

SB Styrene Butadiene

SS Stainless Steel

SBR Styrene Butadiene Rubber

TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer

TPR Thermoplastic Rubber


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