Suspension/Emulsion Polymerization Compare Suspension Polymerization with Emulsion Polymerization Describe the microscopic environment of each process show where the monomer, initiator and additives are located in the initial stages of the polymerization and after 25% conversion is achieved. (Draw clear pictures and label them carefully). What is the impact of increasing the initiator concentration in a suspension polymerization? What is the impact of increasing the surfactant concentration in an emulsion polymerization? What advantages over bulk polymerization can you cite for a suspension polymerization? List some commercial polymers which are produced by suspension processes. Rubbers are usually produced by emulsion processes. Why? Hint—consider the source of natural rubber.