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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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The upgrade reflects CRISILA[cent sign]a'[not sign]a"[cent sign]s belief that the company will consolidate its market leadership further by commissioning its new capacities for both its biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) and biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) business divisions.
Innovia Films has launched its first range of "breathable" biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film--PropaFresh[TM] P2G & P2GAE
Demand for PE and PP is forecast to grow in double digits in 2010 and 2011, with some grades, such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging, non-woven PP and pipe grade polyethylene (PE) expected to grow by more than 20%.
Toray Plastics America has introduced Torayfan MWX6 metallized white cavitated biaxially-oriented polypropylene film.