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A polymer that consists of three distinct monomers.

[Latin ter, thrice; see trei- in Indo-European roots + polymer.]
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(Chemistry) chem a chemical compound composed of three additional chemical compounds
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(tərˈpɒl ə mər)

a polymer consisting of three different monomers, as the resin ABS.
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Based on the performance as polymeric precursor for in situ gel forming, terpolymer F5 was selected as viscosity control agent, its stability was evaluated through an aging test at 92[degrees]C.
VINNAPAS 8620 E is based on a terpolymer of vinyl chloride, vinyl acetate and ethylene, and is ideal for the formulation of high-quality, low-emission tile adhesives.
Hong et al have developed a transparent thermoplastic resin consisting of an aromatic rubbery block copolymer, and a terpolymer with an aromatic vinyl compound, a vinyl cyanide compound and an unsaturated alkyl ester compound.
It includes outer layers made of a polyester resin and at least one inner layer arranged between the outer layers comprising an olefinic resin containing 45% by weight or more of at least one ethylene-propylene-butene terpolymer based on the total weight of the inner layer.
Key statement: Provided are compositions comprising: (a) an ethylene-propylenediene terpolymer having a Mooney viscosity [ML(1+4) 125[degrees]C] of about 25 to about 300 and an ethylene content of at least about 60 wt% of the ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer; and (b) a polyolefin elastomer.
For example, stretching the poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorofluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)] terpolymer can lead to different electrocaloric responses [23].
The polymer may be a polycarbonate, acrylate-styrene-acrylonitrile terpolymer, polyetherimide, or polymer blends.
In particular, VINNOL H 15, a vinyl chloride/vinyl acetate-based copolymer and terpolymer, is now available in larger quantities than before.
Three Nordel EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) products are said to enable automotive part manufacturers and brand owners to make higher performing weatherstrip parts and meet consumer demands and market trends for light-weighting, safety and aesthetics.
In our work, porous terpolymers consisting of GMA, EGDMA, HEMA, and magnetic terpolymer were synthesized in the presence of butyl acetate, n-octyl alcohol, PVP K90, and PVA by suspension polymerization.