addition polymerization

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ad·di·tion pol·y·me·ri·za·tion

(ă-dishŭn poli-mĕr-ī-zāshŭn)
A chemical reaction in which a higher molecular weight product is produced by addition of simpler compounds.
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The workshop will cover subjects such as: fundamental principles of polymer chemistry and how they relate to the rational development of coatings formulations; how step-growth and chain-growth polymerizations work and why they lead to such remarkably different types of polymer systems; principles of emulsion polymerization--why this process is so different from solution polymerization--and how scientists have employed emulsion polymerization techniques to engineer complex multiphase structures with unique performance properties in paints and coatings.