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Resin Compatibilities

Resins are the glue that holds the fibers together, making the structure hold its shape. The fiber and the resin share the load of the structure. PPG Fiber Glass product offer a wide variety of resin compatibilities, and many of the products are compatible with a number of resins.

Thermoplastic Resin Compatiblity Chart

Thermoset Resin Compatibility Chart

Resin Abbreviations

Symbol/Abbreviation Definition
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
CA Cellulose Acetate
CAB Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
DAP Diallyl Phthalate
EP Epoxy
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer
MF Melamine-Formaldehyde
PA Polyamide
PAI Polyamide-Imide
PAN Polyacrylonitrile
PAR Polyarylate
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
PC Polycarbonate
PE Polyethylene
PEBA Polyether-Block-Amide
PEC Polyestercarbonate
PEK Polyether Ketone
PEI Polyetherimide
PESU Polyether Sulfone
PET Polyethylene Terephthalate
PF Phenol-Formaldehyde
PMMA Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)
POM Polyoxymethylene; (polyformaldehyde, a polyacetal)
PP Polypropylene
PPE Poly(Phenylene Ether)
PPS Poly(Phenylene Sulfide)
PPSU Poly(Phenylene Sulfone)
PS Polystyrene
PSU Polysulfone
PTFE Polytetrafluorethylene
PUR Polyurethane
PVAC Poly(Vinyl Acetate)
PVAL Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)
PVC Poly(Vinyl Chloride)
PVDC Poly(Vinylidene Chloride)
SAN Styrene-Acrylonitrile
SB Styrene-Butadiene
SBR Styrene-Butadiene-Rubber
SI Silicone
TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethene
UF Urea-Formaldehyde
UP Unsaturated Polyester

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Nippon Electric Glass (NEG, Head Office: Japan) has acquired PPG’s glass fiber business in Europe and USA. The business is now referred to as Electric Glass Fiber America (USA), Electric Glass Fiber UK (UK), and Electric Glass Fiber NL (The Netherlands), part of NEG. The products and technical information contained in this ppgfiberglass.com website are still valid, and will soon be transitioned to the website of NEG.