MATSE 81
Materials in Today's World

Reading Assignment 3

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Things to consider...

While you do the following reading let the following questions guide your reading. Remember to keep the learning objectives listed on the overview page for this lesson in mind as you learn from this text.

  • What are the addition and condensation polymerization mechanisms?
  • What are the five types of polymer additives and, how do they modify polymer properties?
  • What are the five fabrication techniques used for plastic polymers?

Reading Assignment

Middle of page 304 to page 315 (Chapter 14) of Materials for Today's World, Custom Edition for Penn State University. (custom e-book)