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Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Polyolefin Based Eco-Friendly Polymer Composites

  • Akash DeepEmail author
  • Deepanshu Bhatt
  • Vishal Shrivastav
  • Sanjeev K. Bhardwaj
  • Poonma Malik
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Abstract

Polymers are the widely used commodities in various sectors of manufacturing, including glass, metal, wood, paper, etc. Non-biodegradable polymers are needed to be phased out from commercial activities due to their adverse effects on ecology and environment. Polyolefins offer the possibility of developing more environmentally sustainable polymer products as they can be synthesized or blended with natural resins. Currently, polyolefin dominates the polymer to an extent of more than half of the total products synthesized globally. Their cost effectiveness, recyclability, chemical resistance to solvents, electrical properties, and durability and resistance to environmental stress make them materials of choice for a variety of large-scale industrial and household applications. The synthesis method and subsequent functionalization of polyolefin can influence their physical properties and define applicability for different applications. This chapter summarizes important information on the synthesis, functionalization, characterization, and applications of polyolefins.

Keywords

Polyolefins Synthesis Characterization Applications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akash Deep
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deepanshu Bhatt
    • 1
  • Vishal Shrivastav
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Bhardwaj
    • 1
  • Poonma Malik
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanotechnology Lab, CSIR-Central Scientific Instrument Organisation (CSIR-CSIO)ChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.CSIR-Central Scientific Instrument Organisation (CSIR-CSIO)ChandigarhIndia

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