polystyrene


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pol·y·sty·rene

 (pŏl′ē-stī′rēn)
n.
A rigid clear thermoplastic polymer of styrene that can be molded into objects or made into a foam that is used as thermal insulation.

pol′y·sty′rene adj.

polystyrene

(ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a synthetic thermoplastic material obtained by polymerizing styrene; used as a white rigid foam (expanded polystyrene) for insulating and packing and as a glasslike material in light fittings and water tanks

pol•y•sty•rene

(ˌpɒl iˈstaɪ rin, -ˈstɪər in)

n.
a polymer of styrene in the form of a clear plastic or stiff foam, used in molded objects and as an insulator in refrigerators and air conditioners.
[1925–30]

pol·y·sty·rene

(pŏl′ē-stī′rēn)
A plastic polymer that is transparent, hard, and rigid. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a solid foam for insulation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polystyrene - a polymer of styrenepolystyrene - a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic; "expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"
cinnamene, phenylethylene, styrene, vinylbenzene - a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene
Styrofoam - a light resilient foam of polystyrene
Translations

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn]
A. N (esp Brit) → poliestireno m
B. ADJde poliestireno

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn]
npolystyrène m
adj [cup, tile] → en polystyrène

polystyrene

nPolystyrol nt; (extended also) → Styropor® nt
adjPolystyrol-/Styropor-; polystyrene cupStyroporbecher m

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn] npolistirolo
polystyrene chips → palline fpl di polistirolo
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Keywords- Catalytic degradation, polystyrene, monomer, AIT100s
Webster's defines polystyrene as "a rigid transparent thermoplastic that has good physical and electrical insulating properties and is used especially in molded products, foams, and sheet materials." Polystyrene was discovered in 1839 by Eduard Simon.
San Jose, California's third largest city and the 10th largest city in the country, will now ban national food vendors from providing polystyrene containers to customers starting Jan.
To do this, carefully fill the base of the plant pot with polystyrene and stand the sticks into the polystyrene.
The formation textures of polystyrene (PS) microspheres encapsulated with the detonation nano-graphites by Pickering emulsion method can be demonstrated by the changes of Fourier transformation infrared spectrum.
"The aim of this research was to promote the properties of home-made polystyrene by the least possible facilities, to use the new technologies and produce new grades with different applications", Hossein Roqani Mamaqani, PhD student at polymer engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, said.
Energy: Polystyrene products consume half as much energy as wax-coated paperboard cups and one-third as much as corn-based clamshells.
Polystyrene can be recycled by specialty recyclers, but most municipal recycling programs do not accept it.
Total Petrochemicals Feluy (TPF), a polymer production plant in Feluy, Belgium, has received approval from the European Commission to acquire the polystyrene production lines of Italy-based petrochemical company Polimeri Europa (51P.BG) at Feluy.
Unlike polystyrene, the mushroom packaging is biodegradable, or able to break down in the environment.
Their specific topics include transition metal catalysts for syndiotactic polystyrene, crystallization thermodynamics and kinetics, commercial production processes, melt processing, blends with polyamide, and nanocomposites based on syndiotactic polystyrene.