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polypropylene

/poly·pro·py·lene/ (pol″e-pro´pĭ-lēn) a synthetic, crystalline, thermoplastic polymer with a molecular weight of 40,000 or more and the general formula (C3H5)n; uses include nonabsorbable sutures, surgical casts, and the membranes for membrane oxygenators.

polypropylene

a polyolefin available in monofilament form and used as a nonabsorbable surgical suture. Very popular as a vascular suture material. Like most synthetics it has poor knot security but it causes little tissue reaction and has very long life. It is also available in mesh form.
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Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films Application in Food Packaging will Drive the Market
De Vries studied the structure and properties of uniaxially and biaxially oriented polypropylene films in three parts (1-3).
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Film and Sheets in Thousands of Tons and US$ Million by the following product segments: Polyethylene Films {High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films, Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films, & Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films)}, Polypropylene Films {Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films}, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, & Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films}, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films, and High Performance Films {Nylon Films, Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films, & Other High Performance Films).
It has vast capacities for production of Polyester chips, Biaxially Oriented Polyethylene Teraphthalate (BOPET) and Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films, Printing & Coating Inks, facilities for Holography, Metalization & PVDC coating, making Gravure Printing Cylinders, Gravure Printing, Lamination and Pouch formation.
The major product segments analyzed are Polyethylene Films (High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films, Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films, & Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films), Polypropylene Films (Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, & Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films, and High Performance Films (Nylon Films, Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films, and Other High Performance Films).
Innovia Films is a major producer of specialty Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) and Cellulose Films holding a leading global position in the markets for labels, high performance coated packaging, tobacco overwrap and biodegradable and compostable films.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Films in Thousand Tons and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Polyethylene Films{High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Films, Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Films, & Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Films)}, Polypropylene Films{Oriented Polypropylene Films (OPP) Films}, Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, & Non-Oriented Propylene (Non-OPP) Films}, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Films, and High Performance Films{Nylon Films, Polyester/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Films, & Other High Performance Films).
plans to select a location by the end of 2002 for a new Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene film production line.
This method strengthens the labels and produces excellent clarity, yielding Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) - a substrate that is ideal for high-level production in a manufacturing setting.