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Basics of Polymers by Muralisrinivasan Subramanian

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CHAPTER 4

Polymer Materials and their Processing

Polymers are formed by the repeat units of monomers by addition or condensation reactions. They are long-chain molecules, which comprise main monomer unit repeats throughout the structure. Hundreds and even thousands of repeated monomers form one polymer chain.

Polymer materials enable optimization of processing with product performance. They are widely used in many important emerging technologies; every day applications such as housing materials, medical applications and appliances, and automotive and aerospace parts; and also in communication. Processing techniques are critical to the performance of polymeric materials and products used in a wide range of industries. Therefore, polymer technology ...

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