Stabilization of Polymers

Stabilization of Polymers

 

a means of improving the resistance of polymers to aging by using substances (stabilizers) capable of inhibiting the aging process. The choice of substance, which is introduced into the polymer during synthesis or processing, is governed by the mechanism of the reactions causing the aging. As a result of stabilization, the rate of aging of polymers can sometimes be reduced by a factor of more than 10.

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Among the topics addressed are the stabilization of polymers with natural antioxidants, adhesion of microorganisms on materials surfaces and bio-damages of materials, application of a model based on consecutive reactions to polymer degradation, transport of water as structurally sensitive process characterizing morphology of biodegradable polymer systems, retention volumes of organic substances on the ester phases, clay filled rigid polyurethane foams, and kinetics of bimolecular radicals decay in different polymeric matrixes.
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The structural stabilization of polymers; fractal models.
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