Approximate Degradation Rate of Plastics

The blog post provides approximate degradation rate of plastics such as polyethylene terephthalate, high density polyethylene, etc in landfill and marine conditions.

Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers

Infographic: Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers Polymer dissolution, which is based on two main steps - solvent diffusion and chain disentanglement, is one of the important steps in numerous industries and needs process and condition optimisation for increased profits. Thus, scientists have developed certain methodologies for understanding dissolution of polymers in various solvents and … Continue reading Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers

Inventors of Some Well-Known Adhesive Based Materials

Please check some basic books in the field of adhesive technology below

VoltaGlue – Voltage Activated Adhesives

What are Adhesives An adhesive is generally defined as a material which can stick two materials and keep them attached together with sufficient adhesive force. [1] Some formal definitions of adhesive are as below: Britannica Encyclopaedia: Adhesive, any substance that is capable of holding materials together in a functional manner by surface attachment that resists … Continue reading VoltaGlue – Voltage Activated Adhesives

Adhesive from a dangerous allergen: Urushiol

Urushiol is an odourless, mostly colorless to watery yellow oily sap found in plants such as poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac, in their leaves, stems, and even roots, which is secreted when these parts get damaged. Interestingly, its presence is observed in above plants even after their death upto a period of 5 … Continue reading Adhesive from a dangerous allergen: Urushiol

Polymers with Hidden Length !

I came across one concept of 'Polymers with Hidden Length', which triggered curiosity in me to understand it further. To my surprise, this is not a new phenomenon but one with which we all are living for years and is apparently observed in bones, spider silk, abalone shells, diatoms etc. Literature defines this 'Hidden Length' … Continue reading Polymers with Hidden Length !