Maleic anhydride grafted polymers are produced by grafting maleic anhydride onto the polymer backbone. The backbone is often a polyolefin (PE, PP, EVA etc.) but could also be other types of polymers. The maleic anhydride is utilized in order to chemically react with nylon, EVOH, metal or minerals in a compound or multi-layer structure. Maleic anhydride grafted polyolefins are commonly used as a tie-layer in multi-layer film or blow molded structures, as impact modifiers in engineering resins or as compatibilizers in polymer blends.