polyvinyl resin


noun Chemistry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. polyvinyl acetate,
  2. polyvinyl alcohol,
  3. polyvinyl butyral,
  4. polyvinyl chloride,
  5. polyvinyl formal,
  6. polyvinylidene,
  7. polyvinylidene chloride,
  8. polyvinylpyrrolidone,
  9. polyvoltine,
  10. polywater

Origin of polyvinyl resin

First recorded in 1930–35

Also called vinyl resin.

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British Dictionary definitions for polyvinyl resin

polyvinyl resin

noun

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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