Polymers & Plastics
Plastic is a kind of material made of polymer compounds. Plastics and polymers are widely used in various products that play an important role in our daily life. In order to develop new products, chemical and physical properties like heat dependent characteristics and degradation paths need to be investigated using various analytical instruments. In recent years, due to growing concerns about the environment, regulations have been imposed on certain chemical compounds that have the potential to harm the environment like RoHS, while there has also been a shift to actively recycle other chemical products like plastics, making it even more important to understand the properties of resins and plastics.