saran

[suh-ran]
noun
a thermoplastic copolymer of vinylidene chloride and usually small amounts of vinyl chloride or acrylonitrile: used as a fiber, for packaging, and for making acid-resistant pipe.

Origin:
1935–40, Americanism; formerly trademark

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saran (səˈræn)
 
n
any one of a class of thermoplastic resins based on vinylidene chloride, used in fibres, moulded articles, and coatings
 
[C20: after Saran, trademark coined by the Dow Chemical Co]

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Saran
U.S. trademark name for PVC, 1940, by Dow Chemical Company.
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Rub the fluorescent tube up and down vigorously with the saran wrap.
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