Polymer additives

  title={Polymer additives},
  author={Valentina Marturano and Pierfrancesco Cerruti and Veronica Ambrogi},
  journal={Physical Sciences Reviews},
In the present era, every activity of our life revolves around polymers and plastic materials. However, pristine polymeric materials possess unsuitable properties for such a wide range of commodity and specialty applications. The properties of a macromolecule can be tailored by incorporation of additives in their formulation, to improve both their processability and end-use [1]. Natural rubber, extracted from a hevea tree, was already in use by theMayans long before the discovery and… 
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