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October Polymer News

A monthly collection of research and news in the the polymer world.


Commodity polymer prices increased due to Hurricane Harvey effects, from Plastics News.

Update on 3D printing uses in industry, from C&EN (subscription / membership to ACS required).

Interesting Publications (subscription/access may be required)

Perspectives on living polymerizations and RAFT polymerizations were highlighted perspective articles in Marcomolecules.

A new way to investigate the high-performance fibers used in modern body armor over expected use cycles, published in Journal of Polymer Science B.

Army and MIT researchers have designed a new experimental device to test the durability of high performance polymeric materials, showing a unique strengthening response to rapid impact, published in Polymer.