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Which polymer is used in the manufacture of paints and lacquers?


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Polymers

  • Polymers are large compounds produced by joining together smaller repeating chemical components called monomers, whether natural or synthetic.
  • Examples of synthetic polymers include nylon, polyethylene, and polyester.
  • Examples of naturally occurring polymers are silk, wool, cellulose, and proteins.

Glyptal

  • Glyptal is a polyester made from glycerol and phthalic anhydride that has been condensation polymerized.
  • It's used to make paints and lacquer.
  • It's also used to make mixed plastics and as a binding material.

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