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List of Common Abbreviations Used by the Rubber Industry

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ABR  Acrylic ester-butadiene rubber
ABS  Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
ACM  Polyacrylate rubber
ACN  Acrylonitrile
ACS  American Chemical Society
ACS  Attestation De Conformite Sanitaire (France)
ADPA  Diphenylamine-acetone reaction product
AEM  Ethylene acrylic
AFML  Air Force Material Laboratory
AIAG  Automotive Industry Action Group
AMS  Aerospace material specification
AN  Air Force-Navy aeronautical standard
APPD  N-akyl N’-phenyl p-phenylenediamene
ARP  Aerospace recommend practice
AS  Aerospace standard
ASR  Alkylene sulfide rubber
ASTM  American Society for Testing and Materials
AQL  Acceptable quality level
AU  Urethane rubber  polyester type
AWWA  American Water Works Association
BAF Bisphenol AF
BIIR Bromobutyl rubber
BHT Butylated hydroxytoluene
BMDC Bismuth dimethyldithiocarbamate
BR Polybutadiene rubber
BS British standard
CBTS N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide
CE85 15% reference fuel C and 85% ethanol
CF Conductive furnace black
CFR Code of federal regulations
CIIR Chlorobutyl rubber
CM Chlorinated polyethylene
CM15 85% reference fuel C and 15% methanol
CO Epichlorohydrin rubber
COF Coefficient of friction
CPE Chlorinated polyethylene
CPI Chemical Process Industry
CR Chloroprene (neoprene) rubber
CRF Channel replacement furnace black
CSA Canadian Standards Association
CSM Chlorosulfonated polyethylene
CSR Compression stress relaxation
CTE Coefficient of thermal expansion
CV Continuous vulcanization
DAP Diallyl phthalate
DBA Dibutyl amine
DBP Dibutyl phthalate
DBTU Dibutylthiourea
DCP Dicumyl peroxide
DEG Diethylene glycol
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung eV (German Institute for Standardization)
DMTA Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis
DOA Dioctyl adipate
DOP Dioctyl phthalate
DOS Dioctyl sebacate
DPTH Dipentamethylenethiuram hexasulfide
DPTT Dipentamethylenethiuram tetrasulfide
DSC Differential scanning calorimetry
DTA Differential Thermal Analysis
DVGW German Association for Gas and Water
EAA Ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer
EAM Ethylene-acrylate copolymer
ECO Epichlorohydrin rubber
EEA Ethylene-ethylacrylate rubber
ENR Epoxidized natural rubber
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPC Easy processing channel black
EPDM Ethylene-propylene diene rubber (terpolymer)
EPM Ethylene-propylene rubber (copolymer)
EPR Ethylene-propylene rubber (copolymer)
EPT Ethylene-propylene diene rubber (terpolymer)
ETU Ethylene thiourea
EU Urethane rubber polyether type
EVA Ethylene vinylacetate
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEF Fast extrusion carbon black
FEP Fluorinated ethylene propylene
FEPM TFE/polypropylene rubber
FF Fine furnace black
FFKM Perfluorinated elastomer
FKM Fluorocarbon rubber
FMQ Fluorosilicone rubber
FPM Fluorocarbon rubber
FVMQ Fluorosilicone rubber
GPF General purpose furnace black
GR Guayule rubber
GR-S Former code for SBR
HAF High abrasion furnace black
HAV Hot air vulcanization
HDPE High density polyethylene
HMF High modulus furnace black
HNBR Hydrogenated nitrile rubber (see HSN)
HPLC High pressure liquid chromatography
HS High structure carbon black
HSN Highly saturated nitrile rubber (see HNBR)
HSR High styrene resin
HVBR High vinyl polybutadiene rubber
ICR Initial concentrated rubber
ID Inside diameter
IMDS International material data system
IIR Butyl rubber
IIRSP International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers
IR Infrared spectroscopy
IR Polyisoprene
IRB Industry reference black
IRHD International rubber hardness degrees
ISAF Intermediate super abrasion furnace black
ISO International Standards Organization
IRSG International Rubber Study Group
JIS Japanese industrial standard
JASO Japanese Automobile Standards Organization
LCM Liquid curing media
LDPE Low density polyethylene
LIM Liquid injection molding
LS Low structure carbon black
LSR Liquid silicone rubber
MBT Mercaptobenzothiazole
MBTS Benzothiazyl disulfide
MDA Methylene dianiline
MEK Methyl ethyl ketone
MIL Military specification
MOH Ministry of Health (China)
MQ Methyl silicone rubber
MS Military standard
MSDS Material safety data sheet
MT Thermal carbon black
MVQ Methyl vinyl silicone
NAS National aerospace standard
NBR Nitrile butadiene rubber
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NR Natural rubber
NSF NSF International
NZWWA New Zealand Water and Waste Association
OD Outside diameter
ODR Oscillating disk rheometer
OE Oil extended
PA Polyacrylate
PA Polyamide
PAG Polyalkylene glycol
PE Polyethylene
PEG Polyethylene glycol
PEP Polyethylene polyamide
PHR Parts per hundred rubber
PMQ Methylphenyl silicone rubber
PMVE Perfluoromethyl vinyl ether
POE Polyolester oil
PP Polypropylene
PPAP Production parts approval process
PPG Polypropylene glycol
PPM Parts per million
PS Polystyrene
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
PVI Prevulcanization inhibitor
PVMQ Methylphenylninyl silicone rubber
QPL Qualified products list (Military)
RA Average roughness
REACH Registration  evaluation  authorization and restriction of chemical substances
RIM Reaction injection molding
RMA Rubber Manufacturers Association
RMS Root mean square
ROHS Restriction of hazardous substances
RSS Ribbed smoked sheet (natural rubber)
RTV Room temperature vulcanization
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SAF Super abrasion furnace black
SBR Styrene butadiene rubber
SCR Styrene chloroprene copolymer
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SI International system of units
SIR Styrene isoprene rubber
SPAC Single product allowable concentration
SPF Super processing furnace black
SPH Styrenated phenol
SRF Semi-reinforcing furnace black
T Polysulfide rubber
TAC Total allowable concentration
TBTD Tetrabutylthiuram disulfide
TFE Tetrofluoroethylene
TFE/P Tetrofluoroethylene/propylene
TG Glass transition temperature
TGA Thermogravimetric analysis
TMTD Tetramethylthiuram disulfide
TMTM Tetramethylthiuram monosulfide
TPE Thermoplastic elastomer (see TPR)
TPR Thermoplastic rubber (see TPE)
TPU Thermoplastic polyurethane
TPV Thermoplastic vulcanizate
TR Temperature retraction
UL Underwriters Laboratories
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USP United States Pharmacopoeia
VMQ Silicone rubber with vinyl groups
WHO World Health Organization 
WRC Water Research Council
WRAS Water regulations advisory scheme
XNBR Carboxylated nitrile rubber
ZDBP Zinc dibutyl dithiophosphate
ZMBT Zinc mercaptobenzothiazole