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PLAS.5960 Sustainable Polymers and Additives (Formerly 26.596)

Id: 033604 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course will provide an overview of polymers and additives that can be obtained or produced partly or entirely from renewable feedstock to create durable, biodegradable, recyclable polymers. The chemistry, structure, properties and processing of natural polymers, additives as well as polymers produced by the conversion of naturally occurring precursors (obtained from renewable resources) will be covered. Brief discussion of challenges in processing of these polymers, additives, their applications, reusability, and end-of -life consideration of these materials will also be included.


Pre-Req: PLAS 4060 or PLAS 5060 Polymer Struct, Prop and Appl.

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