In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The polystyrene foam is often cut into shapes with chain saws and saber saws.
- All polystyrene and polyurethanes are combustible regardless of grade.
- In Asia, rice husks have been used as an organic replacement for polystyrene packaging and in fireproof building materials.
- In this process, water passes through a media bed, usually sulfonated polystyrene beads.
- Rumours that proposed production lines feature polystyrene moulds have yet to be disproved…
- Bees were caught by placing transparent polystyrene cups over the nest entrance.
- Sitting on concrete piles and a sea of polystyrene that keeps it from sinking into the bog, the track is another triumph in a resurgent era for the Chinese people.
- Extruded polystyrene also has excellent resistance to moisture absorption.
- The PVA solution was deposited in polystyrene molds under the force of gravity in a darkened room.
- But polystyrene will soon have a new role in life - supporting thousands of motorists driving over soft ground.
- This is because polystyrene is a flammable material that gives off a toxic black smoke in the event of a fire.
- The polymer polystyrene contains the phenyl group as part of its repeat unit.
- The process uses a polymer formed through a chemical bonding of polystyrene and polymethyl methacrylate.
- An assortment of half-empty aluminium trays and polystyrene cups were festering on top of the washing up along with empty lager cans.
- As we chat the vast hall fills with some 260 soldiers ready to breakfast on instant coffee from polystyrene cups.
- The resulting spark can ignite the Pentane vapour liberated from the expanded polystyrene block by the cutting operation.
- We found polystyrene to be the most suitable compound for this purpose.
- Cycle helmets are made of polystyrene and offer minimal protection.
- Does anyone, anywhere, know of a use for polystyrene cups with no bottoms?
- It is naturally found in sediments, and adhesion data for glass and polystyrene are available.
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