Smart and Functional Polymers

Smart polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers or functional polymers are high-performance polymers that change according to the environment they are in. Such materials can be sensitive to a number of factors, such as temperature, humidity, pH, chemical compounds, the wavelength or intensity of light or an electrical or magnetic field and can respond in various ways, like altering color or transparency, becoming conductive or permeable to water or changing shape (shape memory polymers). Usually, slight changes in the environment are sufficient to induce large changes in the polymer's properties.

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Polymer Science Conferences | Composite Materials Conferences | Polymer Science and Composite Materials Conferences Europe | Polymer Science and Composite Materials Conferences 2023 | Smart Polymers Conferences

Association and Societies

Polymer Processing Society | American Chemical Society | Belgian Polymer Group | Automotive Composites Consortium | North American Thermal Analysis Society | Spanish Association of Composites Industries | European Colloid & Interface Society | Composites UK