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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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The company's report: 'Global Polyethylene Industry Outlook to 2023 - Capacity and Capital Expenditure Forecasts with Details of All Active and Planned Plants' reveals that around 159 planned and announced plants are scheduled to come online, predominantly in Asia and the Middle East, over the next five years.
Plastic processing is expected to lead the polyethylene wax market during the forecast period.
These grades are generally produced by incorporating various additives into polyethylene to modify its chemistry and thus its physical properties.
Major extracts from the Table of Content of Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market, 2016-2022 report:
Moreover, continually improving polymerization catalyst technologies will enhance the performance, customization and yield of polyethylene resins.
The construction, part of ExxonMobil's multibillion-dollar project, is also part of the American energy-giant's expansion plan to increase capacity of its existing complex near Houston to produce the plastic polyethylene.
In this research, silver colloid nanoparticles were firstly produced through chemical reduction method by using polyethylene glycol with low molecular weight.
China-based market sources said on Monday that an estimated 100,000-150,000 metric tons of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) from Iran is expected to arrive in China within a month aboard five vessels, Platts reported.
Consumption of low density polyethylene film will rebound from the declines of the 2001-2011 period, benefiting from opportunities in shrink wrap, shipping sacks, and nonwoven disposables.
Finneran's Vista Vials boast a patented, two-part design that comprises a glass base and a polyethylene top that snap together to form a standard 12 x 32 mm autosampler vial.
QATAR Petrochemical Company (Qapco) would be increasing the production capacity of its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in 2011, general manager Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla says.