How are polymers recycled?

Answer A polymer is a series of molecules strung together in repeating chains and can be found in many different forms. In nature, polymers can be found in the form of DNA, starch, plant cellulose and pro... Read More »

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Can all polymers be recycled?

Not all polymers are recyclable. The class of those that cannot be recycled is called thermoset polymers. The chemical change they undergo when they are heated and formed is permanent, unlike therm... Read More »

Car Polymers Vs. Wax?

There’s no question a clean, shiny car is a beautiful sight, but the debate between natural carnauba wax versus synthetic polymer sealant does not have a clear-cut winner. Each type of paint prot... Read More »

Polymers Vs. Regular Car Wax?

When waxing a car, many owners agonize over whether to purchase natural (carnauba) wax or one of the many synthetics on today's market. While synthetic waxes are newer, whether or not they are an i... Read More »

How to Teach Polymers?

A monomer is a simplified molecular unit. Polymers are formed from monomers. There are polymers that are made naturally, such as DNA, and others that are made artificially, such as plastics. The pr... Read More »