ABR Acrylic ester-butadiene rubber
ABS Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
ACM Polyacrylate rubber
ACN Acrylonitrile
ACS American Chemical Society
ADPA Diphenylamine-acetone reaction product
AFML Air Force Material Laboratory
AMS Aerospace Material Specification
AN Air Force-Navy Aeronautical Standard
APPD N-akyl N’-phenyl p-phenylenediamene
ARP Aeronautical 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


BIIR Bromobutyl rubber
BHT Butylated
BMDC Bismuth dimethyldithiocarbamate
BR Polybutadiene rubber
BS British Standard


CBTS N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide
CF Conductive furnace black
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIIR Chlorobutyl rubber
CM Chlorinated polyethylene
CO Epichlorohydrin (homopolymer) rubber
CR Chloroprene (neoprene) rubber
CRF Channel replacement furnace black
CSM Chlorosulfonated polyethylene
CV Continuous vulcanization


DBA Dibutyl amine
DBP Dibutyl phthalate
DBTU Dibutylthiourea
DCP Dicumyl peroxide
DEG Diethylene glycol
DIN Germany industry standards
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


EAA Ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer
EAM Ethylene-acrylate copolymer
ECO Epichlorohydrin rubber
EEA Ethylene-ethylacrylate rubber
ENR Epoxidized natural rubber
EPC Easy processing channel black
EPDM Ethylenepropylenediene rubber
EPM Ethylene propylene rubber (copolymer)
ETU Ethylene thiourea
EU Urethane rubber, polyether type
EVA Ethylene vinylacetate


FDA Food and Drug Association
FEF Fast extrusion carbon black
FEPM TFE/polypropylene rubber
FF Fine furnace black
FFKM Perfluorinated elastomer
FKM Fluoroelastomer
FMQ Fluorosilicone rubber
FVMQ Fluoro vinyl group containing rubber. 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 chromotography
HSN Highly saturated nitrile rubber (see HNBR)
HSR High styrene resin
HVBR High vinyl polybutadiene rubber


ICR Initial concentrated rubber
ID Inside diameter
IIR Butyl rubber
IR Infrared spectroscopy
IR Polyisoprene
IRB Industry reference black
IRHD International Rubber Hardness Degrees
ISAF Intermediate super abrasion furnace black
ISO International Standards Organization


JIS Japanese Industrial Standard


LCM Liquid curing media
LDPE Low density polyethylene
LIM Liquid injection molding
LSR Liquid silicone rubber


MBT Mercaptobenzothiazole
MBTS Benzothiazyl disulfide
MDA Methylene dianiline
MIL Military Specification
MQ Methyl silicone rubber
MS Military Standard
MT Thermal carbon black


NAS National Aerospace Standard
NBR Nitrile butadiene rubber
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NR Natural rubber
NSF National Sanitation Foundation


OD Outside diameter
ODR Oscillating Disk Rheometer
OE Oil extended


PA Polyamide
PAG Polyalkylene glycol
PE Polyethylene
PEG Polyethylene glycol
PEP Polyethylene polyamide
PHR Parts per hundred rubber
PMQ Methylphenyl silicone rubber
POE Polyolester oil
PP Polypropylene
PPG Polypropylene glycol
PS Polystyrene
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
PVI Prevulcanization inhibitor
PVMQ Methylphenylninyl silicone rubber


QPL Qualified Products List (Military)


RA Average roughness
RIM Reaction injection molding
RMA Rubber Manufacturers Association
RMS Root mean square
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
SI International System of Units
SIR Styrene isoprene rubber
SPF Super processing furnace black
SPH Styrenated phenol
SRF Semi-reinforcing furnace black


T Polysulfide rubber
TG Glass transition temperature
TBTD Tetrabutylthiuram disulfide
TFE Tetrofluoroethylene
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
USP United States Pharmacopoeia


VMQ Silicone rubber with vinyl groups


WRC Water Research Council (of Great Britain)


XNBR Carboxylated nitrile rubber


ZDBP Zincdibutyl dithiophosphate
ZMBT Zinc mercaptobenzothiazole