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Polystyrene vs. Polyester

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Main Difference

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

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Wikipedia
  • Polystyrene (noun)

    A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl.

  • Polystyrene (noun)

    An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR.

  • 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

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Polystyrene (noun)

    a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic;

    "expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"

  • 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

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