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Encyclopedia > Saran (plastic)

Saran is the trade name for a number of polymers made from vinylidene chloride (especially polyvinylidene chloride or PVDC), along with other monomers. Main advantage of Saran foil is a very low water vapor and oxygen permeability compared to other plastics. Polymer is a term used to describe a very long molecule consisting of structural units and repeating units connected by covalent chemical bonds. ... Disclaimer and references 1,1-Dichloroethene, commonly called 1,1-dichloroethylene or 1,1-DCE, is an organochloride with the molecular formula C2H2Cl2. ... In chemistry, a monomer (from Greek mono one and meros part) is a small molecule that may become chemically bonded to other monomers to form a polymer. ...


In some jurisdictions, the name Saran is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company, while in others, it has lost trademark status and become a generic term for these polymers. Saran is best known for having been used in Saran Wrap—a thin, clingy plastic wrap that was sold in rolls and used primarily for wrapping food. Saran Wrap is now a brand of S. C. Johnson & Son. A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW)(TYO: 4850 ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, USA. In terms of market capitalization, it is the largest chemical company in the world, followed closely by DuPont. ... A genericized trademark (Commonwealth English genericised trade mark), sometimes known as a generic trade mark, generic descriptor or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which is often used as the colloquial description for a particular type of product or service as a result of widespread popular or cultural... A roll of LDPE plastic wrap in a box. ... S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. ...


In July, 2004 the name Saran Original was changed to Saran Premium and the formulation was changed to low density polyethylene. SC Johnson claimed that this change was a result of an initiative to look for more sustainable and environmentally acceptable plastic. The film in Saran Premium Wrap does not contain chlorine. LDPE has SPI resin ID code 4 Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is a thermoplastic made from oil. ...


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Saran (plastic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (211 words)
Saran is the trade name for a number of polymers made from vinylidene chloride (especially polyvinylidene chloride or PVDC), along with other monomers.
In some jurisdictions, the name Saran is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company, while in others, it has lost trademark status and become a generic term for these polymers.
Saran is best known for having been used in Saran Wrap—a thin, clingy plastic wrap that was sold in rolls and used primarily for wrapping food.
Features- Plastics as Food Packaging Material (2117 words)
There is no sphere of human activity in which plastics have not made their entry ranging from agriculture, chemical industry, packaging, space exploration or for that even off-shore drilling.
Saran, a copolymer of vinyl chloride and vinylidene chloride, is extensively used in abroad for food packaging.
Saran films are highly transparent and hence food items wrapped in saran film look very attractive.
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