design guide

Chemical Terms, Abbreviations, Trade Names

Chemical Term ASTM Designated Abbreviation Polymer Trade Names
Acrylonitrile Butadiene NBR, XNBR Nipol®, Krynac®, Paracril®
Chlorinated Polyethylene CM Tyrin®
Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene CSM Hypalon®
Epichlorohydrin CO, ECO Hydrin®
Ethylene Acrylic AEM Vamac®
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer EPDM Buna-EP®, Nordel®, Royalene®, Vistalon®
Fluorocarbon FKM, FFKM Dyneon Fluoroelastomer®, Viton®
Fluorosilicone FVMQ 
Highly Saturated Nitrile HNBR Therban®, Zetpol®
Isobutylene Isoprene IIR / XIIR Butyl
Polyacrylate ACM HyTemp®
Polybutadiene BR Budene®, Taktene®
Polychloroprene CR Neoprene, Baypren®
Polyisoprene:  
•┬áNatural NR SMR®, Pale Crepe, Smoked Sheet,
• Synthetic IR Natsyn®
Silicone VMQ, PMQ, PVMQ Silastic®, Elastosil®
Styrene Butadiene SBR Plioflex®, Stereon®
Urethane (Polyester or Polyether) AU or EU Adiprene®, Millathane®, Vibrathane®

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