1 Polymer Reaction Engineering , an Integrated Approach

  title={1 Polymer Reaction Engineering , an Integrated Approach},
  author={T. Meyer and Jos T. F. Keurentjes},
Synthetic polymers can be denoted as the materials of the 20th century. Since World War II the production volume of polymers has increased by a factor of 50 to a current value of more than 120 million tonnes annually (Figure 1.1). The consumption per capita has also increased over the years to a worldwide average of approximately 20 kg per annum in the year 2000. In terms of volumetric output, the production of polymers exceeds that of iron and steel. The enormous growth of synthetic polymers… CONTINUE READING

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