FABRICS FAQ : acronyms / abbreviations


Green Textile Acronyms begin with 'P'

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PBT

persistent bioaccumulative toxin - Chemicals that are toxic, persist in the environment and bioaccumulate in food chains and therefore pose risks to human health and ecosystems.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

PET

polyethylene terephthalate - A thermoplastic material that is clear, tough and has good gas and moisture barrier properties. Used in soft drink bottles and other blow molded containers, although sheet applications are increasing. Cleaned, recycled PET flakes and pellets are used in some spinning fiber for carpet yarns, fiberfill and geo-textiles. Other applications include strapping, molding compounds and both food and non-food containers.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

Pow

Octanol-Water Partitioning Coefficient - A measure of the tendency of a chemical to partition between an aliphatic hydrocarbon system and an aqueous system. Often used as a predictor for bioaccumulation potential.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     MBDC

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride - Synthetic thermoplastic polymer made from vinyl chloride. In addition to its stable physical properties, PVC has excellent transparency, chemical resistance, long-term stability, good weatherability, flow characteristics and stable electrical properties. However, its stability makes it nearly environmentally indestructible. PVC also releases hydrochloric acid and other toxic compounds when produced, used or burned.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary