addition polymer


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addition polymer

[ə′di·shən ′päl·ə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A polymer formed by the chain addition of unsaturated monomer molecules, such as olefins, with one another without the formation of a by-product, as water; examples are polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene. Also known as addition resin.
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The polyamides thus differ markedly in their manufacturing process from the polymerisation methods used to manufacture addition polymers such as styrenics and polyolefins.