Pulp & Paper Acronyms

PaperIndex Acronyms' list has over 375 abbreviations used in the pulp, paper, printing, and related industries.

A/M

Automatic/Manual

AA

Active Alkali

AAC

Allowable Annual Cut

AC

Alkali Cellulose

ACFM

Actual Cubic Feet per Minute

AD

Air Dry

AF & PA

American Forest and Paper Association

AFH

Away From Home

AFPA

Alberta Forest Product Association

AICC

Association of Independent Corrugated Converters

AIChE

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AKD

Alkyl Ketene Dimer

ANSI

American National Standard Institute

AOEO

Alternative Offset and Equal Offset

AOX

Absorbable Organic Halogen

AP

Alkyl Phenol

APA

American Pulpwood Association

APE

Alkyl Phenol Etoxylates

APMP

Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulping

APPtest20

Ammonium Poly Phosphate, Asian Pulp & Paper, Alkaline Peroxide Pulp

APPITA

Technical Association of Australian & New Zealand Pulp & Paper Industry

AQ

Anthra Quinone

AR

Adhesive Ratio

ASA

Alkenyl Succinic Anhydride

ASL

Above Sea Level

AST

Activated Sludge Treatment

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Material

ATP

Adenosine Tri

BACT

Best Available Control Technology

BAT

Best Available Technology

BCMP

Bisulfite Chemi Mechanical Pulp

BCT

Box Compression Test

BCTMP

Bleached Chemo Thermo Mechanical Pulp

BD

Bone Dry.

BDS

Bone Dry Solids

BEKP

Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp.

BF

Bold Face.

BHP

Brake Horse Power, Boiler Horse Power.

BHR

Blow Heart Recovery.

BKP

Bleached Kraft Pulp.

BL

Bleach Loss, Black Liquor.

BLS

Black Liquor Solids.

BMC

Box Manufacturer Certificate.

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand.

BPBMA

British Paper & Board Makers Association.

BRE

Business Reply Envelope.

BSW

Brown Stock Paper.

BTU

British Thermal Unit.

BW

Basis Weight.

BY

Bleached Yield.

C1S

Coated One Side.

C2S

Coated Two Side.

CAA

Clean Air Act.

CB

Coated Back.

CCSP

Cold Caustic Soda Pulping.

CDT

Corrected Drainage Time.

CEPI

Confederation of European Paper Industries.

CF

Coated Front.

CFB

Coated Front and Back.

CFM

Cubic Feet per Minute.

CGW

Chemi Ground Wood.

CHP

Combined Heat & Power.

CI

Continuous Improvement.

CIE

Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage.

CMC

Carboxy Methyl Cellulose.

CMD

Cross Machine Direction.

CMMS

Computerized Maintenance Management System.

CMP

Chemi Mechanical Pulp.

CMT

Corrugated Medium Test, Concora Medium Test.

COD

Chemical Oxygen Demand.

COF

Coefficient of Friction.

CPO

Computer Print Out.

CPPA

Canadian Pulp & Paper Association.

CPPRI

Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute.

CRB

Chemical Recovery Boiler.

CRMP

Chemi Refiner Mechanical Pulp.

CS

Cast Steel.

CSF

Canadian Standard Freeness.

CSP

Cold Soda Pulping.

CTLF

Chemically Treated Long Fiber.

CTMP

Chemo Thermo Mechanical Pulp.

CW

Compression Wood.

CWSN

Critical Wax Strength Number.

CY

Cubic Yard.

CYMK

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.

DAF

Dissolved Air Flotation.

DC

Direct Contact, Direct Current.

DCE

Direct Contact Evaporator.

DCM

Dissolved and Colloidal Materials.

DCS

Distributed Control System.

DDA

Dynamic Drainage Analyzer.

DDCtest92

Direct Digital Control.

DDJ

Dynamic Drainage Jar.

DDR

Double Disc Refiner.

DF

Dilution Factor.

DFR

Dried Formed Reel.

DIPtest98

Deinked Pulp.

DO

Dissolved Oxygen.

DP

Degree of Polymerization.

DPI

Dots Per Inch.

DR

Displacement Ratio.

DS

Dissolved Solid, Degree of Substitution.

DWB

Double Walled Board.

EA

Effective Alkali.

ECF

Elemental Chlorine Free.

ECO

Energy Conservation Opportunities.

ECT

Edge Crush Test.

EEM

Environmental Effect Monitoring.

EEP

Energy Efficiency Program.

EF

English Finish.

EHS

Environmental, Health, and Safety.

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment.

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement.

EMC

Equilibrium Moisture Content.

EMCC

Extended Modified Continuous Cooking.

EMS

Environmental Management System.

ENP

Extended Nip Press.

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency.

EPP

Environmentally Preferable Paper.

ERIC

Effective Residual Ink Concentration.

ERW

Electric Resistance Welding.

ESCC

External Stress Corrosion Cracking.

ESFPA

Empire State Forest Products Association.

EVA

Ethyl Vinyl Acetate.

FAT

Factory Approved Test.

FBB

Folding Boxboard.

FBK

Fully Bleached Kraft.

FD

Forced Draft.

FDI

Flotation Deinked.

FEP

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene.

FFE

Falling Film Evaporator.

FPCA

Forest Products Association of Canada.

FPM

Feet Per Minute.

FRP

Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester or Plastic.

FSA

Formamidine Sulfinic Acid.

FSP

Fiber Saturation Point.

FTU

Formosin Turbidity Unit.

FW

Fresh Water.

FWA

Fluorescent Whitening Agents.

GATF

Graphic Art Technical Foundation.

GCC

Ground Calcium Carbonate.

GED

Good Engineering Practice.

GHG

Greenhouse Gas Emission.

GIP

Glazed Imitation Parchment.

GJ

Giga Joules.

GL or G/L

Green Liquor.

GPL

Grams Per Liter.

GPM

Gallon Per Minute.

GRI

Gravure Research Institute.

GSM

Grams Per Square Meter.

GWP

Ground Wood Pulp.

HAP

Hazardous Air Pollutants.

HC

High Consistency.

HD

High Density.

HE

Heat Exchanger.

HEN

Heat Exchange Network.

HP

High Pressure, Horse Power.

HVAC

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

HVLC

High Volume Low Concentration.

HW or H/W

Hard Wood.

HWC

High Weight Coated.

HYS

High Yield Sulfite.

ICC

Industrial Corrugated Container.

ID

Inner Diameter, Inside Diameter, Induced Draft.

IGPM

Imperial Gallon Per Minute.

IGTtest42

Institute for Graphische Technik.

IOD

Immediate Oxygen Demand.

IPMA

Indian Paper Manufacturers Association.

IPPC

Integrated Pollution Prevention Control.

IPPTA

Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association.

IR

Infra Red.

IRD

Infra Red Dryer.

ISO

International Standards Organization.

JPPS

Journal of Pulp and Paper Science.

KPI

Key Performance Indicators.

KW

Kilo Watt.

KWH

Kilo Watt Hour.

LAS

Liquid Application System.

LCC

Life Cycle Cost.

LCR

Low Consistency Refining.

LD

Low Density.

LIPS

Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy.

LP

Low Pressure.

LPB

Liquid Packaging Board.

LSC

Low Solid Cooking.

LSP

Low Sludge Production.

LTE

Long Tube Evaporator.

LVHC

Low Volatility Hydro Carbons.

LVL

Laminated Veneer Lumber.

LWC

Leight Weight Coated.

MAWP

Maximum Allowable Working Pressure.

MBBR

Moving Bed Bio Reactor.

MBF

Moving Belt Former, Thousand Board Feet.

MC

Medium Consistency, Moisture Content.

MCC

Modified Continuous Cooking, Micro Crystalline Cellulose.

MDC

Maximum Detectable Concentration.

MDF

Medium Density Fiberboard.

MDQ

Maximum Detectable Quantity.

MEE

Multi Effect Evaporator.

MEN

Mass Exchange Network.

MF

Machine Finish.

MFC

Machine Finished Coated.

MFP

Machine Finished Pigmentized.

MG

Machine Glazed, Mono Glazed.

MIC

Minimal Inhibitory Concentration.

MICR

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition.

MM

Milli Meter, One Million.

MO

Make an Order.

MOW

Mixed Office Waste.

MP

Melting Point.

MRA

Moisture Resistance Adhesive.

MRC

Metering Roll Coater.

MS

Mild Steel.

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet.

MSL

Mean Sea Level.

MSP

Metering Size Press.

MSW

Municipal Solid Waste.

MT

Metric Tonne.

MTH

Metric Tonne per Hour, Mixed Tropical Hardwood.

MUA

Make Up Air.

MUFR

Melamine Urea Formaldehyde Resin.

MVR

Mechanical Vapor Recompressor.

MVT

Multi Variable Testing.

MVTR

Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate.

MW

Mega Watt.

MWC

Medium Weight Coated.

NAA

Newspaper Association of America.

NBHKP

Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp.

NBSKP

Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp.

NCE

Non Contact Evaporator.

NCG

Non Condensable Gases.

NCR

No Carbon Required.

NDT

None Destructive Testing.

NIR

Near Infrared.

NOx

Nitrogen Oxide.

NPA

National Paperbox Association.

NPRI

National Pollutant Release Inventory.

NPTA

National Paper Trade Association.

NSSC

Neutral Sulfite Semi Chemical.

NTStest66

Not To Scale.

NTU

Nephlometric Turbidity Unit.

OA

Quality Assurance.

OCC

Old Corrugated Containers.

OCR

Optical Character Recognition.

OCS

Outside Chip Storage.

OD

Oven Dry, Outer Diameter, Outside Diameter.

ODMT

Oven Dry Metric Tonne.

ODST

Oven Dry Short Ton.

OMG

Old Magazine.

ONP

Old Newspapers.

ORP

Oxidation Reduction Potential.

OSB

Oriented Strand Board.

OTD

Old Telephone Directories.

PAC

Poly Aluminum Chloride.

PAM

PolyAcrylaMides.

PAPRICAN

Pulp & Paper Research Institute of Canada.

PAPRO

Pulp And Paper Research Organization.

PAPTAC

Pulp & Paper Technical Association of Canada.

PC

Programmable Controller.

PCA

Paper Chemical Association.

PCC

Precipitated Calcium Carbonate.

PCP

Parts Per Million.

PDM

Personal Care Products.

PEO

PolyEthylene Oxide.

PGA

Pam Guide Actuator.

PGW

Pressurized Ground Wood.

PIA

Printing Industries of America.

PIMA

Paper Industry Management Association.

PITA

Paper Industry Technical Association.

PLC

Programmable Logic Controller

PLI

Pounds per Linear Inch.

PM

Paper Machine, Paper Mill, Pulp Mill, Preventive Maintenance, Pulp Machine.

PO

Per Oxide (a stage in pulp bleaching sequence).

POS

Partially Oxidized Sulfur.

PP

Poly Propylene.

PPB

Parts Per Billion.

PPD

Pulsed Drainage Device.

PPI

Pulp and Paper International, Page Per Inch.

PPIC

Pulp and Paper Information Center.

PPM

Parts Per Million.

PPMAA

Pulp & Paper Manufacturers Association of Australia.

PPS

Parker Print Surf.

PPSA

Pulp & Paper Safety Association.

PRMP

Pressurized Refiner Mechanical Pulping.

PRV

Pressure Reducing Valve.

PSI

Pounds per Square Inch.

PSIA

Pounds per Square Inch Absolute.

PSIG

Pounds per Square Inch Gauge.

QCS

Quality Control System.

QFIA

Quebec Forest Industry Association.

RBA

Relative Bonded Area.

RC

Residual Carbonate.

RCC

Reinforced Concrete Cement.

RCF

Recycled Cellulose Fiber.

RCT

Ring Crush Teeth.

RDH

Rapid Displacement Heating.

REA

Residual Effective Alkali.

RFE

Rising Film Evaporator.

RH

Relative Humidity.

RI

Refractive Index.

RMP

Refiner Mechanical Pulp, Residential Mixed Paper.

RPM

Revolution Per Minute.

RRF

Relative Response Factor.

RST

Rotary Screen Thickener.

RTO

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer.

SAP

Super Absorbent Polymer, Semi Alkaline Pulp.

SAPI

Sales Association of the Paper Industry.

SBK

Semi Bleached Kraft, Saturated Base Kraft.

SBR

Sequencing Batch Reactor

SBS

Solid Bleached Sulphate.

SC

Super Calendered.

SCC

Stress Corrosion Cracking.

SCFM

Standard Cubic Feet per Minute.

SCWO

Super Critical Water Oxidation.

SDT

Short Dwell Time.

SEC

Size Exclusion Chromatography.

SFI

Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

SG

Specific Gravity.

SGW

Stone Groundwood.

SL

Spent Liquor.

SPB

Sodium PerBorate.

SPC

Statistical Process Control.

SQC

Statistical Quality Control.

SS

Stainless Steel, Same Size, Suspended Solids.

SSA

Small Sample Adapter.

SSB

Support Shute Binder.

SSC

Sized and Super Calendered.

SSL

Spent Sulfite Liquor.

ST

Short Ton.

STE

Short Tube Evaporator.

STP

Secondary Treatment Plant, Standard Temperature & Pressure.

SV

Specific Volume.

SY

Screened Yield.

SZ

Soaking Zone.

T4S

Trimmed Four Sides.

TAD

Through Air Drying.

TAED

Tetra Acetyl EthyleneDiamine.

TAPPI

Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry.

TC

Thermo Compressor, Thermo Couple.

TCZ

Temperature in Cooking Zone.

TDH

Total Delivered Head.

TDS

Total Dissolved Solid.

TEF

Totally Effluent Free, Toxicity Emission Factor.

TEFC

Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled.

TGW

Thermo Ground Wood.

TIE

Toxicity Identification Evaluation.

TIP

Technical Information Paper.

TMDI

Total Maximum Daily Load.

TMP

Thermo Mechanical Pulp.

TOC

Total Oxygen Carbon.

TOD

Total Oxygen Demand.

TPA

Tons Per Annum.

TPD

Tons Per Day.

TPY

Tons Per Year.

TRC

Total Residual Chlorine.

TRS

Total Reduced Sulphur.

TSI

Tensile Stiffness Index.

TSO

Tensile Strength Orientation.

TSPP

Tetra Sodium Pyro Phosphate.

TSS

Total Suspended Solid.

TTA

Total Titratable Alkali.

TVS

Total Volatile Solids.

TW

Tension Wood.

UF

Ultra Filtration.

UHMWPE

Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene.

USGPM

United State Gallon Per Minute.

UV

Ultra Violet.

VFD

Variable Frequency Drive.

VIP

Variable Information Printing.

VOC

Volatile Organic Compound.

VRC

Virtual Residual Carbonate.

VRE

Vapor Recompression Evaporator.

VS

Variable Speed.

VSS

Volatile Suspended Solids.

VTTtest12

Vacuum Tail Transfer.

W/L or WL

White Liquor.

WAS

Waste Activated Sludge.

WBLO

Weak Black Liquor Oxidation.

WCC

Waxed Corrugated Containers.

WF

Water Finished.

WLC

White Ledger Cutting, White Lined Chipboard.

WPA

Water Proof Adhesive.

WRA

Water Resistance Adhesive.

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ZP

Zeta Potential.