from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Becoming soft when heated and hard when cooled.
- n. A thermoplastic resin, such as polystyrene or polyethylene.
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- adj. softening when heated and hardening when cooled
- n. A plastic with this property.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled
- adj. having the property of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening and becoming rigid again when cooled
The term thermoplastic means simply a plastic that when heated softens and hardens again when cooled.
Braskem, the leader in the Latin American thermoplastic resins market, was founded in August 2002, when Odebrecht and the Mariani and Copene Petroquimica do Nordeste companies integrated their petrochemical assets.
In addition, converters can use NatureFlexT NK as a basis for delivering further flexible 'bio-solutions', by associating it with compatible biofilms such as thermoplastic starches and copolyesters, "said Andy Sweetman,
Who knew a loop of polyethylene thermoplastic could be so life altering?
Of course plastics like cast polycarprolactone, thermoplastic, and self-lubricating plastic, by their facility for organic cellular suffocation, repel us while effecting disorientation.
Over the years sealing applications have evolved from the traditional rubber and rubber-fabric seal constructions to a design which has a face of hard wearing thermoplastic polyester elastomer in contact with the bore, whereas the older design relies on a nitrile rubber dynamic sealing element.
The gland seal design continues to include a plastic anti-extrusion ring, but is now of a larger section to withstand the increased metal-to-metal gaps which are the result of using bearing strip, the sealing material is now a responsive hydrolysis-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane, energised by a nitrile element.
With total US thermoplastic resin sales at 50 million tons, 25 million tons (50%) are disposed of as municipal waste, 5% is recycled and an estimated 20% is made into durable goods.
Returning to the engine bay: Unlike a lot of new cars, in which the engine is shrouded under an all-concealing thermoplastic cover, the Juke's junk is in plain sight.
I however know that a thermoplastic boat can be "welded" with a hot butterknife, so I was able to mend the cracks after removing the growth from the stern.