from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various thermoplastic resins that are polymers of propylene. They are hard and tough, and are used to make molded articles and fibers.
- n. A fabric of fibers made from any of these resins.
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- n. A thermoplastic resin made by the polymerization of propylene - used for films, fibres, or moulding materials. Also known as polypropene.
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- n. a polymer of propylene used as a thermoplastic molding material
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First, a pair of those thin polypropylene glove liners.
By golly Ol’eyeball just about said it, polypropylene is one of the best materials I know of.
Julie learned that the outside of her childrens' disposable diapers was made using a plastic resin called polypropylene, which was also used sometimes in textiles in footwear.
The company's bags, made of a synthetic called polypropylene, can hold up to 2,500 pounds of weight.
They also point out a particular substance called polypropylene, as opposed to polycarbonate, that may be too much to remember at this hour of the morning, but polypropylene less likely to actually have the bisphenol A leech out.
The best plastic for braces is probably polypropylene, which is strong, light, and fairly easy to shape when hot.
I'm not particularly worried about polypropylene, which is the stuff that's used in yogurt containers or margarine tubs.
In the case of the bicycle helmet, the microcapsules are inserted in a thick foil made of polypropylene, which is fastened to the head gear.
Preserve, a company with a environmentally friendly process for recycling #5 plastics, otherwise known as polypropylene, through its Gimme 5 recycling and reuse program.
Alternatively, he said, the recycler would grind up the plastic altogether and then skim the lighter (and more commercially valuable) PET and HDPE plastic away from the heavier polypropylene, which is then consigned to