Posts Tagged ‘thermoplastic’


Definition Polyacetal is the common name for PolyOxyMethylene (POM). Polyacetal may also be called Polyformaldehyde as produced from formaldehyde. The Polyacetal is a polyether existing under two forms Homopolymer and Copolymer Comments Polyacetal was invented by Dupont de Nemours in 1953 Polyacetal is a high crystalline thermoplastic This high crystalline […]

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Definition Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material resulting from the polymerization of the propylene by catalysts. Polypropylene may also be called Polypropene. Polypropylene is usually represented by PP. Comments Polypropylene belongs to the olefins family as a polyolefins together with the Polyethylene. The Polypropylene is a polymer produced from the propylene monomer by catalytic polymerization. Because of […]

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BASF increases Chemicals capacity in Europe

BASF to build butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp The butadiene is a monomer and used as an important chemical intermediate to produce elastomers and thermo­plastics, such as synthetic rubbers, latex, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer and polyamide. The tire industry is the main consumers of butadiene. Other applications for butadiene include paper chemicals […]

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Definition Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic polymer consisting of long hydrocarbon chains. A molecule of polyethylene is nothing more than a long chain of carbon atoms, with two hydrogen atoms attached to each carbon atom. Polyethylene is produced from the polymerization of ethylene as monomer. Polyethylene may have different grade of density […]

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