homopolymer


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homopolymer

[‚hä·mō′päl·ə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A polymer formed from a single monomer; an example is polyethylene, formed by polymerization of ethylene.
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Surprisingly, glass fibre filled copolymer grades have better mechanical properties than the corresponding homopolymer, because the slightly different chemical structure gives better coupling to the glass fibre.
Splittable/dividable multicomponent fibers can easily be made and split into nanofibers at the high production rates of simple homopolymer processes, and more traditional fibers such as sheath/core and homopolymer are also readily produced.
This is good for the processor because it results in a melting point for the copolymer that is about 10[degrees]C lower than that of the homopolymer.
Polyethylene (PE): LDPE film (Liner Grade) bulk, Export Price, FOB US Gulf LLDPE film (Butene), Export Price, FOB US Gulf Polypropylene (PP): Homopolymer Bulk (Injection), Export Price, FOB US Gulf Homopolymer Bulk (Rafia), Export Price, FOB US Gulf
Sheet made from 8202 copolymer forms well at the same conditions used for PETG, while sheet made from 7001 homopolymer may require slightly higher over temperatures.
Exploring a related technology, Lankhorst Indutech in the Netherlands is testing ballistic panels made of its "PURE" oriented-PP tape, which is made with a PP homopolymer core and lower-melting PP copolymer coating.
The company also offers complete nonwovens production lines for needled web floor coverings, filters, geotextiles, roofing membranes, automotives, home textiles, sanitary and hospital use garments and shoes, household applications, wiping clothes and technical textiles as well as fiber lines for the production of homopolymer, bicomponent and microdenier split fibers.
The first four samples are homopolymer controls prepared from the same virgin pellet stock as that used to produce the multilayer films.
All evaluations were conducted with six 450-kg samples of post-consumer recycled HDPE received from two leading plastics recyclers/converters - two homopolymer samples and two copolymer samples from one supplier, and one homopolymer sample and one copolymer sample from the other.
DALLAS -- Celanese Chemicals will increase the price for all PVAc homopolymer, VAE co-polymers, vinyl-acrylic and acrylic emulsion polymers in North America by 7 - 12%, effective for shipments on or after September 15, 2005, or as contracts allow.
LME's August short-term futures contract for g-p injection-grade homopolymer moved up a bit to 55.