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date: 18 April 2024

polymer 

Source:
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering
Author(s):
Christopher GorseChristopher Gorse, David JohnstonDavid Johnston, Martin PritchardMartin Pritchard

A material usually composed of hydrocarbon compounds with extensive applications and usage. Polymers are widely utilized in construction, and are generally low-density materials used mainly in non-load-bearing applications. Approximately 20% of polymers produced in the UK go into construction. The most commonly used polymer is ... ...

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