AA: Acrylamide
AAS: Acrylate acrylic styrene
ABA: Acrylonitrile-butadiene-acrylate
ABS: Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
ABS+PC: byblend 
ACS: American Chemical Society
ADC: Allyl diglycol carbonate
AES: Acrylonitrile ethylene styrene
AIChE: American Institute of (SIG of SPE) Chemical Engineers
AMMA: Acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate
AN: Acrylonitrile
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
API: American Petroleum Institute
aPP: Atactic polypropylene
ASA: Acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile
ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials
ATH: Aluminum trihydrate
BMC: Bulk-molding compound
BMI: Bis-maleimide
BPDA: Benzophenone tetracarboxylate
BPO: Benzoyl peroxide
BR: Cis-1, 4-polybutadiene rubber
BS: Butadiene styrene rubber
CA: Cellulose acetate
CAB: Cellulose acetate-butyrate
CAP: Cellulose acetate-propionate
CBA: Chemical blowing agent
CF: Cresol-formaldehyde
CFC: Chlorofluorocarbon
CMC: Carboxmethyl cellulose
CN: Cellulose nitrate
CP: Cellulose propionate
CPE: Chlorinated polyethylene
CPI: Condensation-reaction polyimides
CPVC: Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
CR: Chloroprene rubber
CS: Casein
CSF: Casein formaldehyde
CSM: Chopped strand mat
CTA: Cellulose triacetate
CTFE: Chlorotrifuoroethylene
CaCO3: Calcium carbonate
DAA: Diacetone acrylamide
DAC: Diallyl chlorendate
DAF: Diallyl fumarate
DAIP: Diallyl isophthalate
DAM: Diallyl maleate
DAOP: Diallyl orthophthalate
DAP: Diallyl phthalate
DBP: Dibutyl phthalate
DCP: Dicapryl phthalate
DEB: M-Diethynylbenzene
DEHP: Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
DGEBA: Diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A
DIDA: Diisodecyl adipate
DIDP: Diisodecyl phthalate
DIOA: Diisooctyl adipate
DIOP: Diisooctyl phthalate
DMDI: Diphenylmethane diisocyanate
DMP: 2,6-dimethylphenol Dianhydride
DMT: Dimethyl terephthalate
DNP: Dinonyl phthalate
DOA: Dioctyl adipate
DOD: Department of Defense
DOP: Dioctyl phthlate
DOS: Dioctyl sebacate
DOT: Department of Transportation
DOZ: Dioctyl azelate
DPCF: Diphenyl cresyl phosphate
DPM: Discrete polymer modifier
DPOF: diphenyl 2-ethylhexyl phosphate
DTUL: Deflection temperature under load
EA: Ethylene acid
EAA: Ethylene acrylic acid
EB: Electron beam
EBA: Ethylene acrylic acrylate
EC: Ethyl cellulose
ECH: Epichlorohydrin
ECTFE: Ethylenechlorotrifuoroethylene
EEA: Ethylene ethyl acetate
EG: Ethylene glycol
EMA: Ethylene-methyl acrylate
EMAA: Ethylene methacrylic acid
EMAC: Ethylene methacrylic copolymer
EMI: Electromagnetic interference
EP: Ethylene propylene
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
EPDM: Ethylene-propylene diene rubber
EPR: Ethylene propylene rubber
EPS: Expandable polystyrene
EPT: Ethylene-propylene terpolymer
ESCR: Environmental stress crack resistance
ESD: Electrostatic discharge
ETE: Engineering thermoplastic elastomer
ETFE: Ethylenetetrafluoroethylene
EVA: Ethylene-vinyl acetate
EVOH: Ethylene vinylalcohol
FDA: Food & Drug Administration
FEP: Fluorinated ethylene-propylene
FF: Furan formaldehyde
FR: Fiber reinforced or Flame Reinforced
FRP: Fiberglass-reinforced polyester
GP: General purpose
GRP: Glass-reinforced polyester
H: Hertz
HAO: Higher alpha olefin
HDPE: High density polyethylene
HDT: Heat deflection temperature
HIPS: High impact polystyrene
HM: High-modulus
HMC: High-strength molding compound
HME: High-Vinyl modified epoxy
HMM: Hexamethylalmelamine
HMMM: Hexamethoxymethylolmelamine
HMW: High molecular weight
HMWHDPE: High molecular weight high density polyethylene
HP: High performance
HPO: Hydrogen peroxide
HR: High resilience
HVAC: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
IC: Intergrated circuits
IEEE: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Administration Engineers (successor to AIEE)
IM: Injection molding
IPDI: Isophorone diisocyanate
IPN: Interpenetrating polymer network
IR: Infrared radiation
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
LD: Length-to-diameter ratio
LCD: Lowest common denominator
LCP: Liquid crystal polymer
LDPE: Low density polyethylene
LED: Light-emitting diode
LIM: Liquid injection molding
LLDPE: Linear low density polyethylene
LMC: Low-pressure molding compound
LMW: Low molecular weight
LPE: Linear polyethylene
LVC: Low volatile content
MA: Maleic anhydride
MBS: Methacrylate-butadiene-styrene
MC: Methyl cellulose
MDA: p,p'-methylenedianiline
MDI: Methane diisocyanate
MDPE: Medium density polyethylene
MEK: Methyl ethyl ketone
MEPK: Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide
MF: Melamine-formaldehyde
MFR: Melt flow rate
MI: Melt index
MMA: Methyl methacrylate monomer
MMW: Medium molecular weight
MOCA: 4,4-methylenebis (2-chloroaniline)
MPF: Melamine phenol formaldehyde
MPR: Melt processable rubber
MUD: Master unit die
MW: Molecular weight
NBR: Nitrile rubber
NBS: National Bureau of Standards
NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
NP: Network polymer Polyethylene
NR: Natural rubber
NSF: National Sanitation Foundation
OBPA: Oxybisphenoxarsine
OBSH: 4,4-xybis (benzene sulfonylhydrazide)
OPS: Oriented polystyrene
OSA: Olefin modified styrene-acrylonitrile
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PA: Polyamide (nylon)
PAA: Polyacrylic acid
PABM: Polyaminobismaleimide
PAI: Polyamide-imide
PAK: Polyester alkyd
PAUR: Polyesterurethane
PB: Polybutylene
PBA: Physical blowing agent
PBAN: Polybutadiene-acrylonitrile
PBI: Polybenzimidazole
PBS: Polybutylene-styrene
PBT: Polybutylene terephthalate
PC: Polycarbonate
PCDP: Polydicyclopentadiene
PCTFE: Polycholrotrifluoroethylene
PDAP: Polydiallyl phythalate
PE: hd (high density) and ld (low density) polyethylene 
PEBA: Polyether block amide
PEC: Polyphenylene ether copolymer
PEEK: Polyetheretherketone
PEG: Polyethylene glycol
PEI: Polyetherimide
PEK: Polyetherketone
PEO: Polyethylene oxide
PEP: Polyethylenepropylene
PES: Polyethersulfone
PET: Polyethylene terephthalate
PETG: Polyethylene terephthalate glycol
PEUR: Polyetherurethane
PF: Phenyl-formaldehyde
PF: phenolic resins 
PFA: Perfluoro alkoxy alkane
PFF: Phenol-furfural
PG: Polypropylene glycol
PI: Polyimide
PIB: Polyisobutylene
PIR: Polyisocyanurate
PMCA: Polymethyl-n-chloroacrylate
PMI: Polymethacrylimide
PMMA: Polymethyl methacrylate
PMP: Polymethyl pentane
PMS: Paramethylstyrene
PMT: Polymethylpentene
PO: 1,2-Propylene oxide
POM: Polyoxymethylene
PP: Polypropylene Material and Process Engineering
PP/EPDM: polypropylene-terpolymer olefin-dienic 
PPC: Chlorinated polypropylene
PPE: Polyphenylene ether
PPMS: Polyparamethylstyrene
PPO: Polyphenylene oxide
PPOX: Polypropylene oxide block copolymer
PPS: Polyphenylene sulfide
PPSS: Polyphenylene sulfide sulfone
PPSU: Polyphenylene sulfone
PRFV: glass fiber reinforced polyester (SMC-BMC) 
PS: shockproof and foamed crystal polystyrene
PSB: Styrene-butadiene rubber
PSI: Pounds per square inch
PSO: Polysulfone
PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene
PU: Polyurethane
PUR: polyurethane RIM (reinforced injection moulding) 
PVA: Polyvinyl alcohol
PVAC: Polyvinyl acetate
PVB: Polyvinyl butyryl
PVC: rigid and plasticized polyvinil chloride 
PVCC: Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
PVDC: Polyvinyl dichloride
PVDF: Polyvinylidene fluoride
PVE: Polyvinyl ether
PVFM: Polyvinyl formal
PVI: Polyvinylisobutyl ether
PVK: Polyvinyl carbazole
PVM: Polyvinyl methyl ether
PVP: Polyvinyl pyrrolidone
QA: Quality assurance
QC: Quality control
R&D: Research & Development
RCF: Refractory ceramic fiber
RF: Resorcinformaldehyde
RFI: Radio-frequency interference
RH: Rockwell hardness
RIM: Reaction injection molding
RM: Raw material
RP: Reinforced plastics
RPBT: Reinforced polybutylene terephthalate
RPET: Reinforced polyethylene terephthalate
RPM: Revolutions per minute
RRIM: Reinforced reaction injection molding
RT: Room temperature
RTM: Resin-transfer molding
RTV: Room temperature vulcanizing
SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
SAN: Styrene-acrylonitrile
SB: Styrene-butadiene
SBR: Styrene-butadiene rubber
SEBS: Styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene
SF: Structural foam
SI: Silicone
SIC: Silicone carbide
SIG: Special interest group
SMA: Styrene maleic anhydride
SMC: Sheet molding compound
SMS: Styrene/a-methylstyrene
SP: Saturated polyesters
SPC: Statistical process control
SPE: Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.
SPI: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.
SPPF: Solid phase pressure forming
SRIM: Structural reaction injection molding
SRP: Styrene rubber plastics
SS: Single stage
TAC: Triallyl cyanurate
TAHT: 1,3,5-Triacryloyl hexahydrotriazine
TCEF: Trichloroethyl phosphate
TCP4: Tricresyl phosphate
TDI: Toluene diisocyanate
TEEE: Thermoplastic elastomer, ether-ether
TEO: Thermoplastic elastomer, olefinic
TES: Thermoplastic elastomer, styrenic
TFA: Fluoro-alkoxy-terpolymer
TFB: Perfluoro vinyldiene chloride terpolymer
TFE: Polytetra fluoroethylene
THF: Tetrahydrofuran
TIO2: Titanium dioxide TiO2
TMA: Trimellitic anhydride
TMC: Thick molding compound
TMDI: Trimethyl hexamethylene diisocyanate
TOF: Trioctyl phosphate
TPA: Terephthalic acid
TPE: Thermoplastic elastomer
TPO: Thermoplastic polyolefin
TPPE: Thermoplastic polyester
TPU: Thermoplastic polyurethane
TPV: Thermoplastic vulcanizate
TPX1: 4-methylpentene-1 copolymer
TSSC: P-toluenesulfonyl semicarbazide
UF: Urea-formaldehyde
UHM: Ultra-high-modulus
UHMW: Ultra-high-molecular weight
UHMWPE: Ultra high molecular weight Polyethylene
UL: Underwriters Laboratories
ULDPE: Ultra low density polyethylene
UP: Unsaturated polyesters
USASI: U.S.A. Standards Institute (successor to ASA)
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
UV: Ultraviolet
VAC: Vinyl acetate
VAE: Vinyl acetate-ethylene
VC: Vinyl chloride
VCE: Vinal chloride ethylene
VCEMA: Vinyl chloride ethylene methyl
VCEVA: Vinyl chloride ethylene vinyl acetate
VCMA: Vinyl chloride methyl acrylate
VCOA: Vinyl chloride octylacrylate
VCVAC: Vinyl chloride vinyl acetate
VCVDL: Vinyl chloride vinylidene chloride
VDC: Vinylidene chloride
VF: Vulcanized fiber
VOC: Volatile organic compounds
WR: Woven roving