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pol·y·pro·pyl·ene

 (pŏl′ē-prō′pə-lēn′)
n.
1. Any of various thermoplastic polymers of propylene. They are hard and tough, and are used to make molded articles and fibers.
2. A fabric of fibers made from any of these polymers.

pol′y·pro′pyl·ene′ adj.
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polypropylene

(ˌpɒlɪˈprəʊpɪˌliːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of various tough flexible synthetic thermoplastic materials made by polymerizing propylene and used for making moulded articles, laminates, bottles, pipes, and fibres for ropes, bristles, upholstery, and carpets. Systematic name: polypropene
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pol•y•pro•pyl•ene

(ˌpɒl iˈproʊ pəˌlin)

n.
a plastic polymer of propylene, (C3H5)n, used chiefly for molded parts, electrical insulation, packaging, and fibers for wearing apparel.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.polypropylene - a polymer of propylene used as a thermoplastic molding material
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
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polypropylene

[ˌpɒlɪˈprɒpɪliːn] Npolipropileno m
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polypropylene

[ˌpɒliˈprəʊpɪliːn] npolypropylène m
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polypropylene

nPolypropylen nt
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polypropylene

[ˌpɒlɪˈprəʊpɪˌliːn] npolipropilene m
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polypropylene

n polipropileno
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Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films are commonly used in packaging because of their low price, high transparency, high flexibility, and thermal stability.
However, BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) and PET films have been gaining market shares due to their being used for high-quality packaging and are developing at high growth rates.
The new film is an extension of ExxonMobil Chemical's transparent biaxially oriented polypropylene (OPP) Bicor films that are designed for flexible packaging applications.
The company is active in the manufacture of biaxially oriented polypropylene packaging films.
Rauschenberger, Predicting the Processability of BOPP (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene) Material for Film Applications on Laboratory Scale, in ANTEC Proceeding, 152 (1998).
The decision is given in the regulation of the finance minister No.96/PMK.011/2012 on import duty paid by the government (BMDTP) on import of goods or materials for plastic packaging, plastic sheets, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Film, Cast Polypropylene Film, material and or plastic based household furniture, plastic bags, plastic yarn, plastic canvas and or Geotextile for 2012 budget year.
SABIC has announced an important expansion of its polypropylene (PP) resin portfolio: two new random copolymer PP grades for cast film and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film applications.
Basic material manufacturers make films PET (polyethylene terephthalate), BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene), and polyethylene or other polymer based films.
An innovative product meant to add value to the tea experience, the infuser contains 30 grams of tea leaves packed in perforated aluminium foil that is wrapped with biaxially oriented polypropylene to minimise the loss of the essence of the leaves.
Biaxially Oriented polypropylene (BOPP) is the crisp crystal clear stuff used for greeting cards, the plastic wrapping round boxes of tea.
Both films are Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP), featuring a fast-seal coating on one side and a very high barrier PVdC coating on the other.