Polymers can be naturally obtained from obsidian scattered on the Martian soul and, once colonists have settled, can be synthesized in Polymer Factories. Meteors can generate new sources of polymers. It is used mainly for the construction of power accumulators, Domes, and Spires. The Art Workshop consumes polymer with each visit.
Some of the most important and widely used materials on Earth are made from polymers. While the dependency on such materials on Mars is artificially circumvented as much as possible due to the scarcity of the molecule - unlike Earth, Mars has no fossil fuel reserves to act as a polymer source - their importance cannot be avoided altogether. Plastics, rubber, and more advanced barriers have a fundamental role to play in creating and maintaining pressure differentials between habitats and external areas.
Building material Edit
The following buildings require polymers as a building resource.
|Hydroponic Farm||Life Support||2|
|Moisture Vaporator||Life Support||5|
|Apartments||Homes, Education, and Research||10|
|Playground||Homes, Education, and Research||8|
|Science Institute||Homes, Education, and Research||10|
|Art Workshop||Dome Services||2|
|Open Air Gym||Dome Services||8|
|Cloning Vats||Dome Spires||20|
|Hanging Gardens||Dome Spires||10|
|Medical Center||Dome Spires||10|
|Water Reclamation System||Dome Spires||10|
Maintenance material Edit
The following buildings require polymers as a maintenance resource.
|Cloning Vats||Dome Spires||3|
|Medical Center||Dome Spires||3|