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Plastic Acronyms- What they Stand For

Do you ever wonder what people mean when they say that your bottle is made of PET? Or what the HDPE on the bottom of your household cleaning supplies and bucket mean? We may not describe it to you in detail in this article however we can make your life a little easier by at least letting you know what these plastic acronyms stand for.

For more information of what plastic is check out our first blog post: The FAQ’s on Plastic’s and Polymers.

As the year goes on we will be posted more detailed descriptions on each of these plastics; how they are made and what they are used for.

However for now, I hope you find what you are looking for.

PVC  Polyvinyl chloride PET  Polyethylene terephthalate GPPS  General Purpose Polystyrene EPS Expanded Polystyrene ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene HIPS High Impact Polysterene PU Polyurethane PC Polycarbonate EVA Ethylene vinyl acetate TPR Thermoplastic rubber TPO Thermoplastic polyolefins TPE Thermoplastic elastomer LDPE Low-density polyethylene LLDPE Linear Low-density polyethylene HDPE High-density polyethylene PA     Polyamide SBS Poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene) SEBS Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene Nylon …well Nylon is just nylon. SBS   Styrene Butadiene Styrene SEBS Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene EVA    Ethyl Vinyl Acetate

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