By R.P. Brown
Polymers were utilized in agriculture and horticulture because the center of the final century. there's a large strength for utilizing polymers in agriculture and our fields and backyard could glance very varied if we didn't use polymers in them. This assessment strains the heritage of polymer use, discusses the markets for polymers in those functions, and describes intimately the differing kinds of polymers that may be used and their particular functions.
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The experimental results showed that the SAPs had good absorbency in both water and sodium chloride solutions. The copolymers were characterised by IR spectroscopy. Water retention in soil was enhanced by use of these superabsorbents. The effect of SAPs on the growth of bean plants was examined. SAPs were shown to be of potential use as water management materials for agricultural and horticultural purposes in desert and drought-prone areas. 22 refs. 858-63 OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERIC FILMS BY A NEW METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH Mormile P; Petti L; Immirzi B; Malinconico M; De Luca V; Manera C CNR; Potenza,Basilicata Universita A method of evaluating polymeric films in agricultural applications is proposed.
After 3 weeks of sulphur evaporation, the anti-droplet plastics films had lost their anti-droplet properties. After 12 weeks of sulphur evaporation, the EB of the films was reduced to about 35% of its original value. 9 refs. 891244 Item 11 GPEC 2003: Plastics Impact on the Environment. 2003. ) The primary concern in this study was to utilise polymeric materials to facilitate the availability of water for plant growth, specifically in remote areas where dropped water is not common and irrigation © Copyright 2004 Rapra Technology Limited References and Abstracts systems are non-existent or impractical to implement.
27 refs. 3067-74 COMBINED EFFECT OF FIBER CONTENT AND MICROSTRUCTURE ON THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS OF SGF AND SCF REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITES Fu S-Y; Mai Y-W; Lauke B; Xu G; Yue C-Y Sydney,University; Hong Kong,City University; Dresden,Institute of Polymer Research; California,University; Nanyang,Technological University Composites of PP reinforced with short glass fibres and short carbon fibres were produced by extrusion in a twinscrew extruder and injection moulding and their fracture behaviour investigated.