2 Natural thickeners.
3 Acrylic polymers as rheology modifiers for water-based solutions.
4 Gelling agents.
5 Emulsification and encapsulation.
6 Polymeric flocculants.
7 Polymer micelles: amphiphilic block and graft copolymers as polymeric surfactants.
8 Applications of water soluble dendrimers.
9 Preparation, properties and applications of colloidal microgels.
10 Industrial water soluble polymers in packaging
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