Molecular stitches for enhanced recycling of packaging

@article{Creton2017MolecularSF,
  title={Molecular stitches for enhanced recycling of packaging},
  author={C. Creton},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={355},
  pages={797 - 798}
}
  • C. Creton
  • Published 2017
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
An additive creates tough blends from waste polyethylene and polypropylene Polymers made of even slightly different repeat units are usually immiscible and form materials with two separate phases, like oil and water. Not only do different polymers not mix, but the interfaces between them are very sharp and mechanically weak. This lack of interfacial strength poses a very serious challenge to the recycling of blends of different polymers and, notably, polyethylene (PE) and isotactic… Expand
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