Polyester

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For this paper, you should choose an item that you are familiar with that is made out of a polymer(s). It will be easiest to choose a piece of clothing or some other item that has a label that indicates the types of polymers that make up the product.
(1) You will describe the item that you have chosen (you may also include a picture if you would like to).
(2) You will indicate the polymer(s) that the item is made of and how the item was likely made. What is the name of the polymer(s) and the percentage of each? What is the chemical structure of the polymer (can be found in your book)? What type of synthesis was likely used to make the polymer (you should be able to take an educated guess from your lecture notes and from the information in the book)?
(3) After the polymer was made, how was the item made? Was it made into a fiber, yarn, fabric, film or other form? What production methods were likely used to make the item that you have chosen? For this section you will list the machines used and why you think that those machines were used to make the item.
(4) What are the important properties of the item that you have chosen (strength, flexibility, moisture properties, heat transport, etc)? For this question, think about what makes the item function as it does. How would those things be measured? For this question, you will need to identify the standard test methods used to evaluate the properties that you identified as important (you can access the ASTM standards via the GT Library web site. (USE AT LEAST 3 STANDARD TEST METHODS)
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