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polyethylene

 [pol″e-eth´ĭ-lēn]
polymerized ethylene, (—CH2—CH2—)n, a synthetic plastic material, forms of which have been used in reparative surgery.
polyethylene glycol a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form (polyethylene glycol 300 or 400) or as waxy solids (polyethylene glycol 1540 or 4000), used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base. Polyethylene glycol is also used as a laxative.
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Our government has acted in an intelligent way to ban only the problematic single use polyethene bags.
The chairperson of the Chamber of Chemical Industries declared that a new project for converting gas to olefins to produce polypropylene, will be established with an annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes, and polyethene with a production capacity of 400,000 tonnes per year.
Bacteria and fungi of various genera have been implicated previously in the biodegradation of polyethene albeit the low rates.
Referred to by UPM as 'Syscon' conveyors, the simplistic 'groove' design with side channels made from High Molecular, Weight Polyethene (HMWPE), appealed to Pacepacker, because it can be deployed in hygienic food processing areas.
The sample was collected from Sahom's leachate pond by using 5.5 L Polyethene bottle (PET) and was stored at 4[degrees]C to prevent biodegradation from June to August, 2014.
Finally the powder was stored in polyethene bottles for further investigations.
Fresh leaves and leaf litters of Gmelina arborea were collected from a six-year-old tree and stored in polyethene bags in a moisture-free atmosphere.
All of the samples were air-dried at room temperature and sieved by a 2 mm mesh and stored in polyethene plastic bags for subsequent sample analysis.
The fruit was collected into polyethene bags that had holes in order to allow for free circulation of air.
Resulting coated films were either directly characterised or assessed after lamination with polyethene (PE, 20 [micro]m) as a sealing layer using Liofol UK3640/UK 6800by Henkel KGaA (Dusseldorf) as an adhesive.
Soil samples were collected in sterile polyethene bags by scooping upto a depth of 2- 5cms with the help of sterile disposable spoon.