- a polymer of styrene
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A plastic polymer commonly used to make model kits.
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(polystyrene, styrofoam, styropleen) Lightweight (usually white) expanded foam packing material used to protect delicate objects.
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A type of plastic which is most frequently encountered in one of two forms: The hard plastic from which model kits are often moulded. Polystyrene foam - commonly used as a packing material and for thermal insulation. Note that the term 'polystyrene' is often used to mean 'polystyrene foam' while the hard version is often referred to as 'styrene'.
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Expanded polystyrene was the first foamed polymer. It is the white rigid plastic used for thermal insulation and in flotation devices.
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A water-white thermoplastic produced by the polymerisation of styrene. The electrical insulation properties of polystyrene are outstandingly good and the material is relatively unaffected by moisture.
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a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic; `expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation`
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(pol″e-sti´rēn) the resin produced by polymerization of styrol, a clear resin of the thermoplastic type, used in the construction of denture bases.
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an important member of the class of synthetic organic polymers, composed of long-chain molecules prepared by a chemical reaction in which many ... [6 related articles]
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A synthetic, organic polymer, composed of long chains of the aromatic compound styrene (C6
). Polystyrene is a strong thermoplastic resin, acid- and alkali-resistant, non-absorbent, and an excellent electrical insulator. It ...
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A colorless, transparent thermoplastic that is commonly used to make foam board or beadboard insulation, concrete block insulation, and a type of loose-fill insulation, which consists of small beads of polystyrene. Molded expanded polystyrene (MEPS) – more commonly used for foam board insula...
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polystyrene (pol"ēstī'rēn) , widely used plastic; it is a polymer of styrene. Polystyrene is a colorless, transparent thermoplastic that softens slightly above 100°C (212°F) and becomes a viscous liquid at around 185°C (365°F). It is resistant to acids, alka...
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Polystyrene is a thermoplastic polymer mass-produced since 1930. Polystyrene is easy to mould, it is inexpensive, machines well, and possesses excellent transparency, but is structually weak. It is used to manufacture inexpensive packaging materials, especially when expanded (styrofoam), and in the manufacture of low cost consumer plastic items suc
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Type of plastic used in kitchen utensils or, in an expanded form, in insulation and ceiling tiles. CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) were used to produce expanded polystyrene but have been replaced by alternatives
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Polystyrene (PS) n is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene, a liquid petrochemical. Polystyrene can be rigid or foamed. General purpose polystyrene is clear, hard and brittle. It is a very inexpensive resin per unit weight. It is a rather poor barrier to oxygen and water vapor and has a relatively low melting point. Polystyre
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