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A tough, light, flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene, chiefly used for plastic bags, food containers, and other packaging.
- ‘Greenhouse polyethylene is more expensive, but can last ten years or more.’
- ‘The object should be removed from the polyethylene and the bag or sheeting discarded.’
- ‘High density polyethylene products, such as milk containers, are cut into small pieces and remelted to make detergent bottles.’
- ‘In the free radical polymerization of ethylene to form polyethylene, a small amount of a peroxide is added to a large volume of ethylene.’
- ‘The film is based on a combination of nanoscale crystals developed using technical waxes and a polymer such as polyethylene or polypropylene.’
- ‘After World War II, the cotton braided coverings were displaced by neoprene and, later, by polyethylene.’
- ‘The joint should be explored, the debris removed, and the polyethylene exchanged.’
- ‘Opaque high-density polyethylene is probably the best container, but there is no universal rule.’
- ‘In general, wraps made of polyethylene are safer than polyvinyl chloride film.’
- ‘Before there was polyethylene there was celluloid, patented in 1870 by John and Isaiah Hyatt, the sons of a blacksmith.’
- ‘Colored polyethylene was used to impart the desired appearance.’
- ‘A polyethylene lining will protect the line from corrosion.’
- ‘It is the world's largest producer of polypropylene and Europe's biggest maker of polyethylene, with sales last year of £3.9 billion.’
- ‘A sampling of fineries made from a hybrid fiber of kevlar, nylon and polyethylene are shown below.’
- ‘You may also cover the polyethylene with a thin layer of sand or a thin slab of concrete to protect it from damage.’
- ‘The polyethylene is tightened by hand, and the aircraft cable is tightened by winch.’
- ‘Examples of linear polymers include polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride and polypropylene.’
- ‘Synthetic resins are made by man using modern chemical technology such as the polyethylene and polystyrene used for cosmetics, packaging, etc.’
- ‘For this I use the polyethylene tubing: the same stuff found on gear loops.’
- ‘While enjoying the wind protection, consumers also appreciated the polyethylene floor.’
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