How polyethene came about

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Polyethene (PE) is the world’s most common polymer, with applications from low-cost to extreme-performance products. Its origin, as low-density LDPE, can be traced back to a long tradition in fundamental thermodynamics and to a liberal international universityindustry collaboration. A first application became of world-wide significance 75 years ago.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
JournalEurophysics News
Volume49
Issue number4
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Michels, M.A.J. / How polyethene came about. In: Europhysics News. 2018 ; Vol. 49, No. 4. pp. 19-22.
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In: Europhysics News, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2018, p. 19-22.

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