Properties of Plastic

Plastics are generally low cost, easy to manufacture, durable, strong for their weight, electrically and thermally insulative, and resistant to shock, corrosion, chemicals, and water.

Types of Plastics:

Plastic materials include polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyester (PES), polyamides (PA) (Nylons), poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC), polyurethane (PU), polycarbonate (PC), and polyethylene (PE).

The name Plastic is derived from the Greek word plastikos, which means able to be shaped. Plastic materials consist of long chain molecules (polymers). Available in many colors and in transparent form, plastics can be rubbery or rigid. Plastic shapes include sheet, rod, hex, pipe, cubes, balls, and tubes.

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Applications

Plastics are often used in appliances, auto interior panels, side shields, fender liners, head liners, bottles, CD and cassette boxes, cutlery, displays, disposable cups, electrical connectors, electronic enclosures, eyeglasses, food packaging, fridge liners, ID cards, instrument panels, jars, lenses, microwavable packaging, name tags, outdoor signs, packaging, pallets, pipes, plates, seat backs, security shields, shutters, trays, window frames, windows and windshields.


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