by Dr Robin Kent – Tangram Technology Ltd
The Periodic Table of the elements by Mendeleev was a historic achievement in chemistry and enabled chemists to see the relationship between structure and properties of the basic elements.
Polymers also have a strong relationship between structure and properties and this ‘Periodic Table of Polymers’ is a first attempt to provide a simple codification of the basic polymer types and structures.
The diversity of polymer types makes it impossible to include all of the variations in one simple table and this table only includes the most common polymers.
At this stage the Table only includes the most common thermoplastics but it will be extended in the future to include thermosets and potentially rubbers and alloys/blends. Let us know what you think.
This table is for comparison only and no responsibility can be taken for the accuracy or the use of the information contained herein.
Copyright: Tangram Technology Ltd. (www.tangram.co.uk).
The table may be freely reproduced provided full acknowledgement of the copyright is given.
Comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.
© Tangram Technology Ltd. 2006