The book is divided into four chapters. The first chapter covers polymer fundamentals. This includes a brief discussion of the historical development of polymers, basic definitions and concepts, and an overview of the basis for the various classifications of polymers. The influence of polymer structure on properties is highlighted. Molecular weight of polymers is also discussed in this chapter. The stereochemistry of polymers is also discussed. Mechanical and thermal properties of polymers are also discussed briefly. The second chapter deals with various types of polymerizations and mechanism of polymerization reactions. The third chapter discusses the preparation, properties and uses of some important polymers. Chapter 4 deals with various polymer additives and reinforcements and the various unit operations in polymer processing.