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Polymer Modification

The properties of polymers can not only be controlled by starting from suitable monomers, but also by modification of preformed commercial polymers. This relatively simple, though scientificallly highly challenging approach has gained increasing interest during the last decades. It is economically very attractive to start from relatively cheap commodity plastics and to alter and transform in a controlled manner the properties of e.g. polyolefines into new/speciality materials with tailor-made properties and custom-designed performance for target applications by