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see stupastupa
[Sanskrit,=mound], Buddhist monument in tumulus, or mound, form, often containing relics. The words tope and dagoba are synonymous, though the latter properly refers only to a Sinhalese Buddhist stupa.
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stupa, tope

stupa topped by a chattravali
A Buddhist memorial mound, erected to enshrine a relic or to commemorate a sacred site; consists of an artificial mound, raised on a platform and surrounded by an outer ambulatory with a stone railing and four gateways, crowned by a multiple sunshade.
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1. a small grey requiem shark, Galeorhinus galeus, of European coastal waters
2. any of various other small sharks
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Topas Advanced Polymers has developed a web presentation to share its test results (see
Evaluations have also shown that Topas COC elastomers can be used as modifiers for COC in multi-layer film formulations that require greater toughness and enhanced sustainability.
The refractive indices of the Topas and elastomers were measured with the Metricon 2010 thin film analyzer (Metricon Corp., Pennington, NJ).
Epidarex Capital, EMBL Ventures and Gimv participated together with Evotec in the EUR14m Series A round of Topas Therapeutics GmbH.
COC grades most commonly extruded into film and used in multilayer structures are Topas 9506F-04 (Tg: 68 C) and Topas 8007F-400 (Tg: 78 C).
Topas COC is also approved for use in medical and pharmaceutical applications.
Used to securely wrap delicate goods, Cryovac Xenith3 features tear strengths from approximately 30 to over 90 g/mil--"far greater than the 2 to 20 g/mil typically found in other shrink films," says Topas. This allows packagers to use thinner grades without sacrificing performance.
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According to Ticona, Topas 8007F-100 delivers the same basic properties as other Topas grades at a better cost-performance ratio.