Our day to day life is filled with so much Chemistry; if we stop and notice each and every phenomenon around us, we will observe so many different things. Most of the things that we touch from handbags to Electronic gadgets contain Polymers.
Polymers are basically materials that are made of long repeating chains of molecules. They have their unique properties.
This kind of polymers can be synthesized or artificially created by man in the lab. They are commercially produced in large quantities to satisfy man's needs. One of the most common synthetic polymers that we use almost every day includes plastic bags.
There are quite a few multiple synthetic polymers developed.
Some common uses of Synthetic Polymers include plastic containers of all shapes and sizes. They are lightweight and economically less expensive than common traditional containers. We use synthetic polymers in our everyday lives from clothing, storage, from construction materials to toys for kids.
Synthetic Polymers are categorized into four different groups such as thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, and synthetic fibers.
Synthetic polymers are an important part of the modern world. They have always made life easier and more convenient in hundreds of different ways, but they also have a downside. They are not free from disadvantages. The raw materials used to produce them can get extinct, and disposing of synthetic polymers is a very difficult and time-consuming task. If proper care is not taken, it can result in environmental degradation.