Synthetic and green Polymers
Synthetic polymers are human-made polymers. Synthetic polymers are derived from crude oil, and created by scientists and engineers. Examples of synthetic polymers include nylon, polythene, polyester, Teflon, and epoxy. Examples of naturally occurring polymers are silk, wool, DNA, polysaccharide and proteins. Green and Natural Polymers Are on the Rise. As their name implies, natural polymers (or biopolymers) are polymers that occur naturally or are produced by living organisms (such as polysaccharide, silk, chitin, protein, DNA).