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Introduction: Polyethylene

Description of Polyethylene

Polyethylene: polymerized ethylene; a synthetic plastic material, forms of which have been used in reparative surgery.
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Polyethylene: A vinyl polymer made from ethylene. It can be branched or linear. Branched or low-density polyethylene is tough and pliable but not to the same degree as linear polyethylene. Linear or high-density polyethylene has a greater hardness and tensile strength. Polyethylene is used in a variety of products, including implants and prostheses.
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  • Ethylene Polymers

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The term Polyethylene can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Polyethylene

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