Polyester vs. Polyethylene

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Main Difference

The main difference between Polyester and Polyethylene is that the Polyester is a category of polymers and Polyethylene is a polymer

  • Polyester (noun)

    Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

  • Polyester (noun)

    A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

  • Polyester (adjective)

    Of, or consisting of polyesters

  • Polyethylene (noun)

    A polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Polyester (noun)

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

  • Polyester (noun)

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

  • Polyester (noun)

    any of a large class of synthetic fabrics

  • Polyethylene (noun)

    a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation

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