Why to Study Polymers?


Polymers, Plastics, Resins are materials which have changed a world in 19th century by developing Nylon and Kevlar materials. Today plastics or polymers are integral part of everyday life. Polymers have applications in everywhere. Polymers or plastics can be soft gel, coatings to hard plastics, rigid material. Plastics have displaced traditional materials like wood, metal, ceramic, leather, glass, paper, stone, horn, and bone etc. Studies have indicated that 80% materials which we use daily are made from plastics. Plastics are from morning till night starting from bed, toothbrush, mugs, buckets, chairs, plates, cellphones, computers, cars, to cloths. This ever interesting growing field of Chemistry is increasing its tentacles around the globe. 21st century has been projected as "Age of Polymer".
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Nobel prizes related to polymer science

2005 (Chemistry) Robert Grubbs, Richard Schrock, Yves Chauvin for olefin metathesis.

2002 (Chemistry) John Bennett Fenn, Koichi Tanaka, and Kurt W├╝thrich for the development of methods for identification and structure analyses of biological macromolecules.

2000 (Chemistry) Alan G. MacDiarmid, Alan J. Heeger, and Hideki Shirakawa for work on conductive polymers, contributing to the advent of molecular electronics.

1991 (Physics) Pierre-Gilles de Gennes for developing a generalized theory of phase transitions with particular applications to describing ordering and phase transitions in polymers.

1974 (Chemistry) Paul J. Flory for contributions to theoretical polymer chemistry.

1963 (Chemistry) Giulio Natta and Karl Ziegler for contributions in polymer synthesis. (Ziegler-Natta catalysis).

1953 (Chemistry) Hermann Staudinger for contributions to the understanding of macromolecular chemistry.
(Father of Modern Polymer Science)

Indian Centre for Plastic in theEnvironment (ICPE)
OLYMPUS House, 2nd Floor,
Raghunath Dadaji
(Near Fort House - Formerly Handloom House),
Fort, Mumbai-400 001, Maharashtra
Phone: 022-2261 7137 / 2261 7165 / 4002 2491
Fax: 022-2261 7168

Polymers in Action and Movie

Plastic Make it Possible
Checkout this web site how plastics are making miracles in human life.

Bioplastics from Banana Peel (16 year old girl makes plastics from Banana peel Google Science Fair Award Winner)

Bioplastics from Pineapples

IUPAC Polymer Education Educational web site of IUPAC for polymers

Kids' Macro-galleria
(Information for kids about Polymer World)

POLYED (Polymer education web site)


The Macrogalleria (Information on Polymer Science)

Plastipedia (World's largest Web based Polymeric Encyclopedia)

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

Fantastic Plastic

Polymer Teaching Resources