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NIKK Knowledge Base: O

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The oxidation is a chemical process indicating that a chemical substance will transform one electron to another chemical substance. The oxidation state will change due to this reaction. Oxidation is former described as a reaction process where one partner is oxygen: e.g. corrosion of steel to ferric oxide.
Normally polymers could not oxidize at normal atmosphere but they also change due to the influence of oxygen. As a result of this surfaces of thermoplastic material must be mechanically cleaned before welding or gluing to get a proper joint.

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