polypropylene

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noun poly·pro·pyl·ene \ˌpä-lē-ˈprō-pə-ˌlēn\

Definition of polypropylene

  1. :  any of various thermoplastic plastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene

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  • Flexform Kafus Bio-Composites Elkhart, Indiana Flexform combines polypropylene with the rugged natural fibers of hemp and kenaf – a relative of the cotton plant – to create a lightweight, high-strength nonwoven moldable material.

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1935

First Known Use of polypropylene

1935


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