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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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Company snapshots, including company overview, business description and information on current and upcoming Polypropylene plants
Because of its diverse properties, polypropylene lends itself well to a large number of end-use applications.
The key end-user segments covered in this research are bi-axially-oriented polypropylene films, casted polypropylene films, carpet yarns, nonwovens, geotextiles, woven bags, injection molding grade and polypropylene in tje automotive sector.
Company snapshots including company overview, business description and information on the current and upcoming Polypropylene plants
Global companies such as Volkswagen, GM, and BMW use higher grades of polypropylene, to abide by the stringent safety and environmental policies of their companies, " says Ramakrishnan.
Mahurter explained significant advancements have been made to heat-set polypropylene, which has made the business more attractive.
In the present paper, the tensile behavior of an unfilled polypropylene and a talc-filled polypropylene were studied at four different temperatures and three different strain rates.
DSM Petrochemical, which includes DSM Polyethylenes and DSM Polypropylenes sells about 5.
Today, a new process that enables auto body parts made of lightweight and environmentally friendly polypropylene plastic to be permanently coated with paint--once an impossibility--may allow vehicle manufacturers to appeal to car buyers on both the aesthetic and economic levels.
US polypropylene demand is forecast to expand more than 6 percent annually to over 17 billion pounds, valued at $7.
Elf Atochem and BP Amoco are merging their European polypropylene activities in a 50/50 joint venture to create the region's third largest producer of the plastic resin.
So common has polypropylene become that one finds this hard plastic all over a typical U.