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Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I

Volume 11 of the series The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry pp 1-17

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Plastics: Classification, Characterization, and Economic Data

  • Peter EyererAffiliated withFraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT Email author 

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Abstract

This chapter defines “Environmentally Friendly Polymer Engineering” as the basic organizational system of the first volume of these two books. The classification of plastics, and a list of their main characteristics, follows. This chapter closes with some economic data.

Keywords

Characteristics of Plastics Characterization Classification Economic data Environmental Polymer Engineering