any of the class of thermoplastic resins derived by the polymerization or copolymerization of a vinyl compound: used chiefly as adhesives, sizing agents, and coatings.
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- polyvinyl acetate,
- polyvinyl alcohol,
- polyvinyl butyral,
- polyvinyl chloride,
- polyvinyl formal,
- polyvinylidene chloride,
Origin of polyvinyl resin
First recorded in 1930–35
Also called vinyl resin.
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any of a class of thermoplastic resins that are made by polymerizing or copolymerizing a vinyl compound. The commonest type is PVC
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