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  • Styrofoam — is a trademark for polystyrene thermal insulation, a material manufactured by Dow Chemical Company. In 1941, researchers in Dow s Chemical Physics Lab found a way to make foamed polystyrene. Led by Ray McIntire, they had rediscovered a method… …   Wikipedia

  • Styrofoam™ — UK US noun [U] ► US TRADEMARK for POLYSTYRENE(Cf. ↑polystyrene) …   Financial and business terms

  • Styrofoam — 1950, trademark name (Dow Chemical Co.), from (poly)styr(ene) (see POLYSTYRENE (Cf. polystyrene)) + o + FOAM (Cf. foam) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • styrofoam — ► NOUN (trademark in the US) ▪ a kind of expanded polystyrene, used especially for making food containers. ORIGIN from POLYSTYRENE(Cf. ↑polystyrene) + FOAM(Cf. ↑foamy) …   English terms dictionary

  • Styrofoam — ☆ Styrofoam [stī′rə fōm΄ ] [(POLY)STYR(ENE) + O + FOAM] trademark for rigid, lightweight, cellular polystyrene, used in boat construction, insulation, commercial displays, etc. n. [also s ] this substance, or one like it …   English World dictionary

  • Styrofoam® — /stīˈrə fōm/ (also without cap) noun A type of expanded plastic made from polystyrene …   Useful english dictionary

  • Styrofoam® —    A trademark used for expanded polystyrene plastic, a light weight, granular material, usually worked in sheets or blocks, but also available in loose granules. It can be cut with great precision and ease with an electrically heated wire.… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Styrofoam — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Styrofoam (homonymie). Styrofoam est une marque déposée de panneaux de polystyrène extrudé, fabriqués par la société Dow Chemical, utilisés comme isolant thermique. Ils sont généralement de couleur bleue ou rose …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Styrofoam™ — noun Styrofoam™ is used before these nouns: ↑cup …   Collocations dictionary

  • Styrofoam — Sty|ro|foam [ˈstaıərəfəum US ˈstaırəfoum] n [U] trademark a soft light plastic material that prevents heat or cold from passing through it, used especially to make containers British Equivalent: polystyrene ▪ a Styrofoam cup …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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