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Polyester vs. Polyethylene

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Polyesternoun

Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

Polyethylenenoun

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

Polyesternoun

A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

Polyethylenenoun

a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation

Polyesteradjective

Of, or consisting of polyesters

Polyethylene

Polyethylene or polythene (abbreviated PE; IUPAC name polyethene or poly(methylene)) is the most common plastic in use today. It is a polymer, primarily used for packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes and containers including bottles, etc.).

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Polyesternoun

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

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’;

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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