Microbiological degradation of polyurethanes
Polimery 2011, No 10, 716
The article presents a review of scientific literature related to microbial degradation of polyurethane (PUR). Susceptibility of polyurethane for degradation by soil microorganisms (bacteria, microscopic fungi) are discussed. The environmental conditions under which the biodegradation process proceeds and the impact of the structure of PUR on the degree of degradation were characterized.
Key words: polyurethane, biodegradability, microbial degradation