Abbreviations

FAQ: an A to Z of useful terminology

AL

Product name: Abbreviation of Aluminium.

AQ

Product name: Abbreviation of Aqua, Latin for water (for wet surfaces).

Aqua

Product name: From Latin (water): for wet surfaces.

AS

Product name: Abbreviation of Asymmetrical.

BSW

Product name: Abbreviation of the German BetonSchutzWand (concrete protection wall), as used, for example, on motorways.

C

Product name: Abbreviation of Chloroprene or Cartridge.

Cal

Product name: Abbreviation of the French term Canalisation (pipeline).

Cord

Product name: Abbreviation of Compound wire cladding.

Crete

Product name.

DI

Product name: Abbreviation of Ductile Iron.

DR

Product name: Abbreviation of the German term Dreiecksprofil (triangular profile)

Drain

Product name: Abbreviation of Drainage                  

DRM

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Dichte Rohrschutz Matte (dense rockshield).

DRP

Abbreviation of Durable Repair Patch

Dur

Product name: Abbreviation of Duroplastic

DVGW

Abbreviation of Deutscher Verband für Gas- und Wasserwirtschaft (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) 

E

Product name: Abbreviation of Electrical

EM

Product name: Abbreviation of Elastomer Mortar

EM-G

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Elastomer Mörtel-Gießfähig (pourable elastomer mortar)

EN

Abbreviation of the German Europäische Norm (European standard).

EP

Product name: Abbreviation of epoxy resin.

ET

Product name: Abbreviation of Electrical Temperature resistance

FBE

Abbreviation of Fusion Bonded Epoxy. This is an electrostatically applied epoxy powder, which fuses on application of heat and then hardens as it cools down.

FD

Product name: Abbreviation of Full Duty.

Fill

Product name: Abbreviation of Filling.

FK

Product name: Abbreviation for the German Folien-Kleber (film adhesive) or Flexibel Katalysiert (flexible catalysed).

Flex

Product name: Abbreviation of Flexible.

FRP

Abbreviation of Fibre-Reinforced Plastic. FRP is a composite material made from plastic and glass fibres. FRP is usually made of epoxy resin, polyester resin or polyamide.

HDD

Abbreviation of Horizontal Directional Drilling. See main entry for horizontal directional drilling.

HK

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Hart Katalysiert (hard catalysed).

HT

Product name: Abbreviation of High Temperature.

HTS

Product name: Abbreviation of Hotmelt Transmission Sleeve.

IGS

Abbreviation of the German Ingenieurgesellschaft (engineering company)

ISO

Abbreviation of: International Organization for Standardization. 

Jet

Product name: Abbreviation of Injection.

JGS

Abbreviation of the German Jauche-, Gülle-, Silagesickersäfte (liquid manure, slurry and silage effluent).

K

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Kleber (adhesives).

KGR

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Kleine Großrolle (small large roller).

KS

Product name: Abbreviation of the German KorrosionsSchutz (corrosion prevention)

KSK

Product name: Abbreviation for the German Kalt-Selbstklebend (cold self-adhesive)

KU

Product name: Abbreviation for the German KanaldeckelUnterguss (duct cover supporting pour)

KW

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Kälte/Wärme (cold/heat) 

Mark

Product name: Abbreviation of Marking

Mastic

Product name: A formable putty

Melt

Product name: based on the word 'melting'.

MP

Product name: Abbreviation of Mechanical Protection.

MT

Product name: Abbreviation of Medium Temperature.

MTS

Product name: Abbreviation of Mastic Transmission Sleeve.

N

Product name: Abbreviation for Neoprene

OPA

Abbreviation of Open-Pored Asphalt

PA

Product name: Abbreviation of: Porous Asphalt

PB

Product name: Abbreviation of Plumbium (=lead-grey).

PE

Abbreviation of Polyethylene.

PF

Product name: Abbreviation of Polystyrene Filled.

Plast

Product name: Abbreviation of Plastic.

PP

Product name: Abbreviation of Polypropylene

PUR

Abbreviation of Polyurethane

R

Product name: Abbreviation for the German Reißfest (tear-resistant).

Rep

Product name: Abbreviation of Repair

RW

Product name: Abbreviation of RailWay. 

S (sealant)

Product name: Abbreviation of styrene

S (corrosion prevention)

Product name: Abbreviation of Symmetrical

SIA

An abbreviation of Soil to air Interface Area.

Sil Resist

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Siloflüssigkeiten Resistent (resistant to silage effluent)

SK

Registered Trade Mark

SNV

Abbreviation for the Swiss Association for Standardization (Schweizerische Normen Vereinigung).

Strip

Product name

SU

Product name: Abbreviation of the German SchienenUnterguss (rail supporting pour)

SV

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Sensor Vergussmasse (sensor pouring compound)

T

Product name: Abbreviation of Temperature        

Tec

Product name: Abbreviation of Temperature Enhanced Coating

TLC

Product name: Abbreviation of Thrusting Liquid Coating.

TOK

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Tonrohrmuffenkitt (clay pipe socket putty)                        

VDV

An abbreviation for the German Association of Transport Companies (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen)

Verte

Product name: Based on the French word for "green"

Vivax

Product name: Based on the Latin for long-lasting, permanent.

VT

Product name: Abbreviation of the German Vergussmasse Treibstoff (pouring compound fuel) 

W

Product name: Abbreviation for the German Weich (soft)

WP

Product name: Abbreviation for the German Weich Profiliert (soft profiled)