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International Abbreviations

Chemical Terms, Abbreviations and Trade Names
Chemical Term ASTM Designated Abbreviation Polymer Trade Names
Acrylonitrile Butadiene NBR Chemigum®, Nipol®, Krynac®, Paracril®, Perbunan N®, BunaN ®
Highly Saturated Nitrile HNBR Therban®, Zetpol®
Carboxylated Nitrile XNBR Nipol®, Krynac®, Chemigum®
Fluorocarbon FKM, FEPM Dyneon®, Viton®, Aflas®, Fluorel®
Ethylene Propylene EP, EPDM, EPT, EPR Nordel®, Royalene® Vistalon®, Buna EP®, Keltan®
Styrene Butadiene SBR Ameripol Synpol®, SBR®, Plioflex®, Stereon®
Polychloroprene CR Neoprene®, Baypren®, Butaclor®
Isobutylene Isoprene IIR Butyl®
Silicone VMQ, PMQ, PVMQ Silastic®, SILPLUS®, Elastosil, Wacker®
Fluorosilicone FVMQ FSE®, Silastic®, Sylon®
Polyacrylate ACM Cyanacryl®, HyTemp®, Thiacril®
Ethylene Acrylic AEM Vamac®
Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene CSM Hypalon®
Epichlorohydrin ECO/CO Gechron®, Hydrin®

Polyisoprene

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

 

NR 
IR

 

SMR®, Pale Crepe®, Smoked Sheet®
Ameripol SN®, Natsyn®

Polyurethane (Polyester or Polyether) AU or EU Adiprene®, Millathane®, Vibrathane®, Vulkolan®, PUR
Perfluoroelastomer FFKM  Kalrez®
The following are registered trademarks of their respective companies:Cyancryl - American Cyanamid Co.; Ameripol CB, Ameripol SN, Ameripol Synpol - Ameripol Synpol Co.; Butaclor - distigil;Silastic - Dow Corning Corp.; Hypalon, Nordel, Vamac, Viton - Du Pont Performance Elastomers.; Vistalon - Exxon Chemical Co.; Stereon -Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.; FSE, SILPLUS - General Electric Co.; Budene, Chemigum, Natsyn, Philoflex - Goodyear RubberProducts Corp.; Herclor - Hercules Inc.; Aflas, dyneon, sylon - Dyneon Co.; Hydrin, Hy Temp, Gechron, Nipol, Zetpol - ZeonChemicals Inc.; Krynac, Taktene, Tornac, Perbunan N, Buna EP, Baypren, Therban - Bayer Corp.; Millathane - TSE Industries,Inc.; Adiprene, Royalene, Paracril, Thiacril, Vibrathane; Uniroyal, Inc.
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