Preface

Plastics are often disparaged although their consumption steadily grows for many reasons including in a jumble the infinite design opportunities, cost-effective solutions, value-added solutions, and the possibility to make possible unsolvable problems. In a few words, plastics solve a lot of problems at the least cost for the most benefit for the designer, manufacturer, device integrator as well as the end customer.
On the one hand, users love affordable plastic pipes, safe electric cables, dielectric films, household appliances, smartphones, computers, home electronics, cars, packaging, aircraft, and other stacks of plastics parts. On the other hand, the ordinary mortal perceives plastics as pollutants for land and marine, sources of toxic ...

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