Thermoplastic polyesters

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A class of polyester resin that melt when heated. Thermoplastic polyesters are used for films (Mylar®, Melinex®), fibers (Dacron®, Terylene) and soda bottles. Examples are polyethylene terephthalate and polybutylene terephthalate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

poliésteres termoplásticos (Esp.); polyesters thermoplastiques (Fr.); poliestere termoplastico (It.); poliésteres termoplásticos (Port.)


General Characteristics of Polymers

Physical Properties for Selected Thermoplastic Resins

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988

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