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Polyester vs. Polyamide

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Polyesternoun

Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

Polyamidenoun

(chemistry) Any of a range of polymers containing amide (or peptide) repeat units; examples include proteins and nylon.

Polyesternoun

A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

Polyamidenoun

a polymer containing repeated amide groups

Polyesteradjective

Of, or consisting of polyesters

Polyamidenoun

a synthetic polymer of a type made by the linkage of an amino group of one molecule and a carboxylic acid group of another, including many synthetic fibres such as nylon.

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Polyesternoun

any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant

Polyamide

A polyamide is a polymer with repeating units linked by amide bonds.Polyamides occur both naturally and artificially. Examples of naturally occurring polyamides are proteins, such as wool and silk.

Polyesternoun

a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer

Polyesternoun

any of a large class of synthetic fabrics

Polyesternoun

a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.

Polyesternoun

a fabric made from polyester fibre

‘dresses in printed polyesters’; ‘swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk’;

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Polyester

Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in every repeat unit of their main chain. As a specific material, it most commonly refers to a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

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