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1.1.1 Natural and synthetic rubbers
1.1.2 Thermoplastics and thermosets
1.1.3 Consumption of plastics
1.2.2 Human/product interaction
1.2.3 Speciality sectors
2.1 Chain repeat units
2.2.1 Structural isomerism
2.2.2 Chain branching
2.2.3 Geometrical isomerism
2.2.4 Stereoisomerism
2.2.5 Repeat unit placement
2.2.6 Copolymers
2.3 Chain conformations
2.4.1 Homologous series
2.4.2 Polymer families
2.4.3 Structure and the glass transition temperature
2.4.4 Melting and structure
2.5 Molecular mass distribution
2.6 Commercial polymers
3.1.1 Thermal cracking
3.1.2 Ethane cracking
3.2.1 Ethylene, propylene and butadiene
3.2.2 Benzene, toluene and xylene
3.2.3 Higher aromatics
3.3 The petrochemical industry
4.1 Chain and step growth
4.2.1 Initiation
4.2.2 Propagation
4.2.3 Termination and transfer
4.2.4 Ionic polymerization
4.2.5 Co-ordination polymerization
4.3 Step growth polymerization
4.4.1 The copolymer equation
4.4.2 Commercial copolymers
4.5.1 Prices of polymers
4.5.2 Material costs in manufacturing
5.1.1 Elastic and viscoelastic behaviour
5.1.2 Viscous behaviour
5.2.1 Time-temperature superposition
5.2.2 Effects of structure on viscoelasticity
5.3 Dynamic mechanical properties
5.4.1 Non-uniform mixtures
5.4.2 Molecular orientation
5.5.1 Morphology of polymer crystallites
5.5.2 Structure and crystallinity
5.5.3 Conformation and crystallinity
6.1 Manufacturing and process methods
6.2 Materials selection
6.3.1 Materials selection
6.3.2 Manufacturing the boat
6.4 Market experience
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Introduction to Polymers

Introduction to Polymers

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