from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rigid clear thermoplastic polymer that can be molded into objects or made into a foam that is used to insulate refrigerators.
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- n. A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl.
- n. An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic
Four nearly identical, 1976 preparatory stages of "Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece" are all about a foot tall: two plaster models, one of them marked into numbered sections; a model in polystyrene and a bronze version, with a warm and glowing satiny brown-gold patina.
This highly durable spawn of the 20th century, also known as polystyrene, is manufactured using benzene, from coal; styrene, from petroleum; and ethylene, a "blowing agent" used in the process since the crackdown on CFCs.
They're made of polystyrene, which is quite interesting that they're managing to remain upright of their volition in the cold weather that you can see.
My new one scores eco-points for its compact box - the smaller the boxes, the fewer trucks and shipping containers will be needed to transport them, and the less fuel consumed - only to lose points for padding the boxes with molded polystyrene, which is neither biodegradable nor easily recyclable.
And on that subject, I have just two teeny weeny uninvited editorial comments: one, the only American who appears in the book and then only very briefly uses the word "polystyrene" for "styrofoam" and "stone" for the "pit" of a cherry.
Benzene, of course, is a key feedstock that makes its way into plastics such as polystyrene and expanded polystyrene as well butadiene rubber and polycarbonates.
They found that the antigens, when presented on the surface of the nanotubes, stimulated T cell response far more effectively than coating other substrates such as polystyrene in the antigens, even though the total amount of antigens used remained the same.
Some items of rubbish, such as polystyrene and rubber fragments, could not be sourced.
He has worked in various mediums such as polystyrene, plastic, wood, metal and plaster in 3D.
"Besides being compliant with the stringent EN 13427 standard, the certification notes that our SUPER 8 loosefill is made of 100% recycled polystyrene which is a valuable product feature because it means a seldom recycled waste product is diverted from landfill," says Michael Kaminski, FP International Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering and R&D.