To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Synthetic polymers are often referred to as "plastics", such as the well-known polyethylene and nylon. However, most of them can be classified in at least three main categories: thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers.
Additional recommended knowledge
Man-made polymers are used in a wide array of applications: food packaging, films, fibers, tubing, pipes, etc. The personal care industry also uses polymers to aid in texture of products, binding, and moisture retention (e.g. in hair gel and conditioners).
A non-exhaustive list of these ubiquitous materials includes:
These polymers are often better known through their brand names, for instance:
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Synthetic_polymer". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|