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ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) (ABS)

ABS is a family of thermoplastics based on acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene combined by a variety of methods involving polymerization, graft copolymerization, physical mixtures and combinations thereof.

 

Acetal (Polyoxymethylene) (POM)

Commonly known as Acetal, polyoxymethylene (POM) is a thermoplastic produced by the addition polymerization of aldehydes through the carbonyl function, yielding unbranched polyoxymethylene chains of great length.

 

Acrylic (Polymethyl Methacrylate) (PMMA)

Acrylic or Polymethyl Methacrylate is a transparent thermoplastic often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. Chemically, it is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate.

 

Amino Plastics

The term amino plastic covers a range of resinous polymers produced by the interaction of amines or amides with aldehydes. The two most important variations are Melamine Formaldehyde (MF) and Urea Formaldehyde (UF).