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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A class of [[polyester%20resin|polyester resin]] that melt when heated. Thermoplastic polyesters are used for films ([[Mylar%C2%AE|Mylar®]], [[Melinex%C2%AE|Melinex®]]), fibers ([[Dacron%C2%AE|Dacron®]], [[Terylene|Terylene]]) and soda bottles. Examples are [[polyethylene%20terephthalate|polyethylene terephthalate]] and [[polybutylene%20terephthalate|polybutylene terephthalate]].
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A class of [[polyester%20resin|polyester resin]] that melt when heated. Thermoplastic polyesters are used for films ([[Mylar|Mylar®]], [[Melinex|Melinex®]]), fibers ([[Dacron|Dacron®]], [[Terylene|Terylene]]) and soda bottles. Examples are [[polyethylene%20terephthalate|polyethylene terephthalate]] and [[polybutylene%20terephthalate|polybutylene terephthalate]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Latest revision as of 14:34, 26 November 2019

Description

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.)

Comparisons

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