plastic foam


Examples of plastic foam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new New York Street was made to look like the city in the mid 20th century, a decision that required detailed craftsmanship such as window heads and sills that would have been carved out of wood in years past but were instead fabricated out of plastic foam and finished with plaster. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Other types, including polyvinyl chloride or vinyl (PVC), polyamide nylon (PA), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS), which is typically used in plastic foam, were likely introduced to the water before it was packaged since the packaging was not made from these materials. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 16 Mar. 2024 Wrap the remaining plastic foam balls with the black, green, purple, and orange yarn. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 Carol Duvall looked at the plastic foam trays that meat or vegetables come packaged in and saw picture frames. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 Create various lengths of snakes by cutting them in two; arrange them at the edge of thick plastic foam board and glue to the edges. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 In 2019, the city began enforcing a ban on plastic foam takeout containers. Laura Nahmias, Fortune, 20 June 2023 Caviar in a plastic foam to-go box doesn’t hit the same, though McGovern thought about osetra-to-go. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2023 Wrap plastic foam egg shapes with crepe paper, and attach the ends with glue or a small straight pin. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plastic foam was in 1943

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“Plastic foam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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