Synthetic Polymers in the Medical Sciences
By far the most widespread and important use of synthetic organic polymers was stimulated by their attractive mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties. They invaded, and now dominate, the large and important industries which produce textiles, packaging materials, plastics, rubbers, electronic devices, coatings, adhesives and medical appliances and many thousand scientists are now engaged in stabilizing and upgrading the performance of synthetic polymers in connection with their application in these fields.
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