Gas phase reactor
Type of reactor to polymerise in the gas phase (i.e. all monomers are in the gaseous form); different designs are possible. In processes for the production of polyolefins, often fluidised bed reactors are used. Other constructions involve stirred or slow-flowing beds in different reactor geometries.

Gloss
Brightness or luster of a plastic resulting from a smooth surface. Gloss is determined by measuring the amount of light reflected from a surface, where the position and strength of the illumination has to be defined as well as the reflection angle covered by the measurement (normally 20).