New Phosphate Glass Polymer Hybrids Current Status and Future Prospect

Multiphase polymeric materials like polymer blends and composites are crucial in meeting global material needs. These materials’ ability to be tailored for specific applications has driven significant growth in the polymer blend industry. However, conventional polymer blends can’t fulfill all new technological needs. This gap is being bridged by inorganic/organic hybrid materials, offering improved, tunable properties. Notably, phosphate glass/polymer hybrids, created by blending low-temperature inorganic phosphate glass with organic polymers, exhibit enhanced properties without the disadvantages of traditional filled plastics, presenting new opportunities for advanced material development.

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Joshua U. Otaigbe