Polymers Articles

Polymers- general properties

Material selection plays a crucial role in product development. Lately we have shared infographics about metals and ceramics. This week we deal with polymers. Polymers are often used to replace other materials for cost and weight saving purposes. They are very...

Hydrolysis – why some plastics tend to crack in humid environments?

One common factor causing failures in humid environments is a phenomenon called hydrolysis. In hydrolysis moisture attacks polymer chains and breaks them. This causes the material to become brittle and usually leads to cracking of the material. Check out this...