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MARCOS, Haroldo. Polyamides, polyesters and elastomeric thermoplastics: a sustainable perspective in modern industry. Polímeros [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.2, pp.107-110. ISSN 0104-1428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-14282012000200003.
Polymers extracted from fossile sources are an issue highlighted among debates in industry, for its incorrect discard, for the long period of time this material takes to decompose or even due to its unsustainable environmental footprint. This scenario makes the industry of polymers question how the available technology can be used to create new materials, and if it would be possible to offer safer and cheaper solutions with less environmental impact and more resistance. This article will expose new products and new industrial development models that can make the chain that leads from the companies to the consumer the elements present into present-day society worldwide more sustainable.
Keywords : Polymers; sustainability; technology; industry.