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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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Lin, YJ, Dias, P, Chen, HY, Chum, S, Hiltner, A, Baer, E, "Oxygen Permeability of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Films.
UCB Films has introduced new biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, including Rayoart, a high performance film that resists UV degradation for up to two years.
Corona discharge was explored as a means of forming chemically active sites on the surface of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film.
This latest development gives them access to an extensive range of biaxially oriented polypropylene films.
Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) is one form of polypropylene which has extensively developed its usage for packaging in different applications.
The new Vistamaxx 3588FL used pure in the sealing layer provides outstanding sealing performance in cast polypropylene (cPP) films and heat-sealable biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films designed for fast and reliable packaging operations.
11 April 2012 - Russia's petrochemical company Sibur Holding said today it had gained full ownership of Biaxplen LLC, a local producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, after acquiring the 50% stake it did not already own.
Uflex also produces 70,000 tonnes of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, which is up to capacity, and 17,000 tonnes of cast polypropylene film, close to capacity.
Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film was introduced to the packaging industry in the early 1960s.
A new line of matte finish biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, from Toray Plastics America, Inc.
com/research/3800f3/china_biaxially_or) has announced the addition of the "China Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Industry Report, 2010-2011" report to their offering.