Macromolecular Concept and Strategy for Humanity in Science, Technology and Industry

  • Y. Ito
  • S. Okamura
  • B. Rånby

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About this book


New macromolecular concepts and strategies are demonstrated in this unique book. It deals with the harmonization of humanity in science, technology and industry. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the sensitivity of the human mind and the functionality of polymers such as "Shingosen". Moreover, biocompatibility of functional polymers for medical applications and fabrics is discussed as one of the prime examples of human creativity. Lessons of conventional wisdom of traditional Japanese shrine carpenters, which originated 1300 years ago in Horyuji Temple in Nara Japan, can be applied to the modern business management by entrepreneurs and in high-tech industries. For scientists and professionals in polymer and material sciences as well as history of chemistry.


Bakelit Elastomer History of Chemistry Industrie Lignin Makromoleküle biomaterial development macromolecules matrix organization polyester polymer production tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Y. Ito
    • 1
  • S. Okamura
    • 2
  • B. Rånby
    • 3
  1. 1.Toray Industries, Inc.Chuo-ku TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto UniversityOkazaki, Sakyo-ku KyotoJapan
  3. 3.Dept. of Polymer TechnologyRoyal Inst. of TechnologyDjurshölmSveden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64665-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61036-3
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