Wikipedia:WikiProject Polymers

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to polymers. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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WikiProject on Polymers


The aim of this WikiProject is to organize and disseminate all polymer related information on Wikipedia in a coordinated fashion.

At the moment, we are focusing on a few things (and please, be bold with adding new things to this list!)

  1. Bringing a list of industrially significant polymers up to featured article status.
  2. Doing a "top-down" approach on how to organize polymer articles and related information, possibly with the use of categories which group together significant topics relevant to polymer chemistry.

The approach at the moment is to first bring one polymer article up to featured article status, and then use that article as a template for other polymer articles. Polyethylene might be a good start because of its prevalence and dominance. However, it might be better to pick a more application specific polymer first, because there is too much variability for the definition of these polymers. The articles on polymers generally need to emphasize that they define a class of mixtures of molecules with a particular distribution, et cetera...

Other WikiProjectsEdit


WikiProject Chemistry

Related WikiProjectsEdit

Similar WikiProjects are:

In particular, see the list of polymers in
Wikipedia:WikiProject Chemicals/Organization#Polymers
Should we transfer that list over here to this WikiProject?


  • Portal:Chemistry is a good place to look! Not directly related to polymers, but related to chemistry.

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Try to make an article for each of these topics

Basic definitions

Terms used to describe monomers

Terms used to describe oligomers

Terms used to describe polymers

Types of polymers

Polymer structures

Types of polymerization

Copolymerization reactions

Measurement techniques used for polymers

Fluid and viscosity measurements

Polymer solutions

Mechanical properties and its description

Polymer engineering

Related topics

Pages needing attentionEdit

See:Category:Polymers articles needing attention

General strategy and discussion forumsEdit

Other subpagesEdit

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split


Templates used by WikiProject Polymers
What to type What it is for
Stub template
{{Polymer-stub}} To be placed in articles which are stubs.
Banner of the project
{{WikiProject Polymers}} To be placed on the talk page of those articles which are in the scope of this project.
WikiProject Polymers
Wikipedia:WikiProject Polymers is within the scope of WikiProject Polymers which aims to improve the coverage of polymer-related articles in Wikipedia. If you are interested, you may visit the project page and join with us. Feel free to leave messages at the project talk page. 
Navigation templates
{{Plastics}} A table which lists a number of important plastics. To be placed at the bottom of plastic related topics.
{{HealthIssuesOfPlastics}} A nav. box containing polymers and plasticizers which have health issues or associated problems. To be placed at the bottom of appropriate articles concerned with it.
Currently most of the polymer articles use {{Chembox}} as an infobox. Some use simple tables. An infobox completely dedicated to polymers has not yet developed.


Article categoriesEdit

Project related categoriesEdit


German lists include


Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Did you know?Edit

Entry: "Did you know ... that scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology won the 2010 European Inventor Award for their work on the development of liquid wood?"
Entry: "Did you know ... that addition of sulfur increases refractive index of polymers?"
Entry: "Did you know ... that crystallization of polymers proceeds through the formation of spherulites (example pictured)?"

Article improvement driveEdit

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidatesEdit

Collaboration of the weekEdit

Peer reviewEdit

Featured article candidatesEdit

Featured articlesEdit




Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion for improving articles.