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Basics of Polymers by Muralisrinivasan Subramanian

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Plastics processing technology is one of the important methods traditionally used to produce polymer products. It is limited by equipment and has seen a rapid growth due to the development of new application areas in the automotive, sports and leisure, electronics, transportation, and packaging industries [1]. Processing technology is the major contributor in the production of plastic parts. Today, polymers are an integral part of lifestyle, with application varying from commonplace articles to sophisticated scientific and medical instruments. In polymers, processing and design criteria may often succeed with tools. Therefore, polymers have been referred to as one of the major technological ages.

Polymers are of profound ...

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