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By Jim Massy

The short explains simply the necessities of polymer chemistry and the way polymers got here to be came upon by means of pioneers during this box. It relates the various makes use of of polymers, together with these now not broadly known by way of the lay individual. The chemistry of polymerisation and the impression of chemical constitution and ingredients on houses are defined. moral concerns are thought of, in particular within the context of big tonnages of plastics. ultimately brief paragraphs on greater than 30 universal polymers are indexed chronologically with chemical constructions, homes and purposes. it's going to attract people with connections to or in the plastics, rubber and cloth industries, technology scholars, participants of different technology disciplines utilizing polymers, in addition to humans simply curious to grasp approximately daily plastics.

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