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Polymer Science: Peer Review Journal

Quo Vadis Progress in Polymer Stabilization?

  • Open or CloseJiri Tochacek*

    CEITEC-Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

    *Corresponding author: Jiri Tochacek, CEITEC-Central European Institute of Technology, Advanced Polymers and Composites, Brno University of Technology, Purkynova 656/123, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Submission: July 21, 2021;Published: July 28, 2021

Volume2 Issue2
June, 2021


Synthetic polymers processed and applied in practice undergo degradation changes that result in the potential loss of physico-chemical properties. Polymer stabilizers are used to prevent these changes and help the polymer utility properties get retained. Despite the visible progress in other fields of human activity, polymer stabilization chemistry has exhibited only minimum changes. No new chemistry of polymer stabilization has been introduced within the several past decades. All the “new” stabilizers promoted by different suppliers were mostly the modifications of the existing ones. Any new and commercially really successful stabilizer capable of competing the performance of old existing structures has not appeared on the market for many years.

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