Biodegradable thermosets polymers as an alternative solution to pollution generated by plastics
Paipa-Álvarez, H O | 2020-11-04
In this research work, a description was made of thermoset polymer materials and their relationship with the environment. The traditional thermoset manufacturing processes make their recycling and reuse complicated. Consequently, most products made with this type of material end up accumulating in landfills and their disposal generates a high environmental impact. This is why a description of thermoset and biodegradable polymers is made to identify the differences between them and the advantages of biodegradable materials. This being so, it is found that the scientific community presents as a proposal or alternative solution to this environmental problem the development of new methodologies and technologies to synthesize families of thermoset biodegradable materials, as for example the case of "glycix", "titan" and "hydro", and that from capital investment in science and technology processes in the area of materials engineering, by the productive sector and Universities of countries such as for example; Mexico and Argentina, managed to develop on an industrial scale biodegradable resins that can be processed by all conventional plastic molding methods and significantly reduce the carbon footprint.