Material science is an interdisciplinary field that involves physics, chemistry, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering to analyze the properties of matter. Material science and research play an important role in product development by aiding product teams understand the properties of materials and modify them as needed to achieve an end-product with the desired properties. Testing, which is critical for successful commercialization, often involves verifying the properties of materials used to develop a product as well as verifying the properties of the final product to ensure it will succeed in the application it is intended to be used in.
Plastic materials, composed of carbon-containing monomers, are amongst the top materials used within a variety of end-products. They are durable, cost-effective, convenient, light-weight, and retain color well.