D.t. A-level polymers / Biopol®

Fibres
Fibres • Network of interwoven fibres / matting (1) gives increased strength / toughness / flexibility (1) resulting in the polymer being able to resist greater forces / shock loads/ improve strength to weight ratio. (1)
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Stabilisers
Stabilisers • Increased resistance to UV light / sunlight (1) does not fade / yellow or become brittle / increased life of product. (1) • Increased resistance to heat (1) so does not degrade under injection molding. Is a bio stabiliser.
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Foamants
Foamants • Cause polymer to form into a cellular structure / fill with bubbles / increasing its volume (1) improving the polymers volume to weight ratio / buoyancy / elasticity / flexibility / toughness / insulation properties. (1)
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two advantages to the environment of using Biopol® in products.
Biodegradable / rots quickly (1) so takes up less space in landfill / reduces long term unsightly litter / releases nutrients (1) • Will not consume finite sources of oil (1) extending supply (1) • Sustainable polymer (1) as it can be re-grown.
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how micro-organisms are used to aid the disposal of environmentally friendly polymers.
Biopol exposed to micro-organisms in soil / water / sewage. (1) • Micro-organisms break down / degrade the polymer. (1) • The more micro-organisms the faster the degradation. (1) • Industrial / commercial composting systems can be used. (1) • Redu
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Card 2

Front

Stabilisers

Back

Stabilisers • Increased resistance to UV light / sunlight (1) does not fade / yellow or become brittle / increased life of product. (1) • Increased resistance to heat (1) so does not degrade under injection molding. Is a bio stabiliser.

Card 3

Front

Foamants

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

two advantages to the environment of using Biopol® in products.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

how micro-organisms are used to aid the disposal of environmentally friendly polymers.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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