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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Techno Brief

This technology profile features various key facts about Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) thermoplastics. COC is a class of amorphous thermoplastic polymers with excellent dimensional stability compared to other transparent polymers. This technoprofile would familiarize you with COC strengths & limitations, applications across industries, various properties and processing guidelines.

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) is a class of amorphous thermoplastic polymers. Cyclic olefin copolymers are produced by chain copolymerization of cyclic monomers with ethene, or by ring-opening metathesis polymerization of various cyclic monomers followed by hydrogenation. These later materials using a single type of monomer are more properly named cyclic olefin polymers (COP).

COC is a relatively new class of polymers as compared to commodities such as polypropylene and polyethylene and known for its excellent optical clarity, good mechanical properties and low water absorption.


COC Molecular Structure

Molecular Structure of Cyclic Olefin Copolymers

  

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy 2018
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