This course provides an insight into the broad topic of polymer additives use, their need, and the way they are incorporated into the polymer compound formulations.
The global plastic additives market is projected to grow from $51.04 billion in 2021 to $75.20 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 5.7% in forecast period, 2021-2028. The market growth is a virtue of increase in the polymer usage for applications that they weren’t used in the past. They have been increasingly used in automotive, packaging, electrical and electronics, pharmaceutical and agriculture industry. Although polymers are high molecular weight materials, they have chemical reaction properties similar to those of small molecules. It means that a range of different factors, including thermal conditions, stress cracking, or the diffusion of chemical additives, can alter the molecular structure of a polymer, which in turn has an effect on the fundamental properties, of most polymeric materials. Also, not every material has properties similar to the intended end use.
Dr. Prashant Gupta is working as an Assistant Professor in the Plastic and Polymer Engineering Department at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He has completed his Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering & Technology, Post Graduate D