A polymer is a large molecule consisting of many parts. These parts are made up of a linked series of smaller molecules, called monomers. Co-polymers are derived from two different monomers. For example, synthetic rubber is created by combining monomers such as butadiene and styrene.
Polymers play a vital role in our modern society. Polymer chemistry is developing rapidly because of the growing demand for polymers in virtually all industries. A wide range of specialty polymers are available and more can be created according to specific use or need.