About the book
Polymers are a new age material with wide applications in every part of the universe. As the backbone of the polymer is mainly composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen their disposal after use is a universal problem unless it is biodegradable. Degradation is the scission of polymer backbone by breaking of various bonds and formation of copolymers. The degradation rates can be controlled by various parameters. The degradation results in loss of material from bulk due to polymer erosion. Also, different types of degradation brings the change in polymer properties due to its surroundings during their application as particular polymer/its composites. There are advantages and disadvantages of degradation as polymer composites can be used as protective material against the harmful environment. On the other hand, effective methods can be searched for non-biodegradable polymers. A database can be formed whenever such materials have industrial applications.