polyester resins

   Synthetic plastic resin in liquid form are made to solidify by the addition of a catalyst. Resin, reinforced with glass fiber, is commonly used as casting material, but may also be modeled when thickened with an inert filler such as powdered chalk. It can be cut and abraded when hard.

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  • polyester — [päl΄ē es′tər, päl′ē es΄tər] n. [ POLY(MER) + ESTER] 1. any of several polymeric synthetic resins formed chiefly by condensing polyhydric alcohols with dibasic acids: used in making plastics, fibers, etc. 2. fabric made of these fibers …   English World dictionary

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  • polyester — polyesterification /pol ee es teuhr euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. /pol ee es teuhr, pol ee es teuhr/, n. 1. Chem. a polymer in which the monomer units are linked together by the group COO , usually formed by polymerizing a polyhydric alcohol with a… …   Universalium

  • polyester resin — noun or polyester plastic : any of various synthetic resins or plastics consisting of or made from polyesters: as a. : alkyd b. : a resin that has the same chemical composition as the common polyester fiber but that is extruded as a film (as for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyester — pol•y•es•ter [[t]ˈpɒl iˌɛs tər, ˌpɒl iˈɛs tər[/t]] n. 1) chem. a polymer in which the monomer units are linked by the group –COO–, used in the manufacture of resins, plastics, and textile fibers 2) tex a fabric made of such textile fibers •… …   From formal English to slang

  • polyester — /ˈpɒliɛstə / (say poleeestuh), /pɒliˈɛstə/ (say polee estuh) noun a synthetic polymer in which the structural units are linked by ester bonds, formed by condensing carboxylic acid derivatives with alcohols, used chiefly in the manufacture of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • polyester — n. any of a group of condensation polymers used to form synthetic fibres such as Terylene or to make resins …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epoxy — In chemistry, epoxy or polyepoxide is a thermosetting epoxide polymer that cures (polymerizes and crosslinks) when mixed with a catalyzing agent or hardener . Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and… …   Wikipedia

  • textile — /teks tuyl, til/, n. 1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting. 2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile. adj. 3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics. 4 …   Universalium


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