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A.K. Błędzki, E. Fabrycy


Degradable polymers – a technical report


Polimery 1992, No 8, 343


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.1992.343

Summary

Problems concerning manufacture, processing, applications and utilization of photo-, chemo- and biodegradable polymers were reviewed, also in the perspective of year 2000. Degradable polymers already commercialized, under commercialization and in an advanced state of elaboration in Western Europe, United States and Japan are presented. The physical and mechanical properties of some selected degradable polymers were determined at the Institute of Material Engineering of the University in Kassel, Germany (homopolymer of hydroxybutyric acid and its copolymers with hydroxyvaleric acid, materials based on starch and cellulose acetate, polymers and copolymers based on glycolide lactide).


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