In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Made of a gelatinous thermoplastic material, the product acts like a solid adhesive and will not dry out.
- A couple of companies introduced new lines of thermoplastic materials suited for medical applications.
- Hot-bar and impulse welding processes are commonly used in the packaging industry to seal plastic bags and join thermoplastic films of 0.5 mm or less.
- It is a thermoplastic material which gets softer with heating and hardens when cooled.
- ‘Think of it as thermoplastic rubber that is recyclable and processes like plastic,’ he says.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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