poly·​pro·​pyl·​ene | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈprō-pə-ˌlēn How to pronounce polypropylene (audio) \

Definition of polypropylene

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

Examples of polypropylene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made of polypropylene, these are durable, comfortable, and come in four sizes. Popular Science, "Mask extenders that don’t hurt your ears," 6 July 2020 Display and keep your soft tortillas warm in this charming, microwave-safe polypropylene container. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need for the perfect taco night at home," 17 June 2020 These masks include five layers of polypropylene and cotton filters and have a nose clip to fit the mask more tightly to your face. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "How to buy face masks with filters, according to medical experts," 3 June 2020 Studio 93: Cotton face masks with a polypropylene derivative filter are available for purchase on the business's Facebook page . Alyssa Stoney, azcentral, "Here's where you can buy a face mask in Arizona," 9 Apr. 2020 The modeling found that the three polymers with the lowest density — polyethylene, polypropylene and expanded polystyrene — accumulate on the surface of the lake while the other six polymers were concentrated in the sediment. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Rochester Institute of Technology estimates 381 tons of plastic in Lake Erie -- most of it on the bottom," 9 May 2020 In a farm setting, polypropylene netting with large openings is stretched parallel to the ground, and stems grow up through it. Margaret Roach, New York Times, "It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden," 1 May 2020 Across the way, an athletic court has overhead night lighting and an all-weather polypropylene surface that’s easy on knee joints. oregonlive, "Rural Oregon estate with $1 million pool sells to buyer wanting to escape the big city," 28 Apr. 2020 The plant in Delaware County produces 771 million pounds of polypropylene each year, according to its website. Fox News, "Pennsylvania workers lived in factory for 28 days straight to make PPE to fight coronavirus," 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of polypropylene

1935, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2020

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“Polypropylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypropylene. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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