May Cartoon

“Polymers are fundamental to every part of our society, and they have all kinds of amazing properties. This cartoon depicts a merger of chemicals being discussed by two businessman (at least they look like businessman since there are vests and ties; no lab coats) to create a polymer. The timing for this cartoon couldn’t be more appropriate given the recent merger of Dow and DuPont, two of the oldest and largest polymer companies in the world. Polymers are a great example of this — given all they have done for the world. But then again, DowDuPont merged with the intention to separate into three new entities. Just like chemistry, we may ask, “What will the (perhaps unstable) equilibrium look like?” — Robert Langer, MIT