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describe five plastics and there uses

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  • 1 decade ago
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    i have got the following plastics and their uses from wikipedia

    Polypropylene (PP)

    Food containers, appliances, car fenders (bumpers).

    Polystyrene (PS)

    Packaging foam, food containers, disposable cups, plates, cutlery, CD and cassette boxes.

    High impact polystyrene (HIPS)

    fridge liners, food packaging, vending cups.

    Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

    Electronic equipment cases (e.g., computer monitors, printers, keyboards).

    Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

    carbonated drinks bottles, jars, plastic film, microwavable packaging.

    Polyester (PES)

    Fibers, textiles.

    Polyamides (PA) (Nylons)

    Fibers, toothbrush bristles, fishing line, under-the-hood car engine mouldings.

    Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)

    Plumbing pipes and guttering, shower curtains, window frames, flooring.

    Polyurethanes (PU)

    cushioning foams, thermal insulation foams, surface coatings, printing rollers. (Currently 6th or 7th most commonly used plastic material, for instance the most commonly used plastic found in cars).

    Polycarbonate (PC)

    Compact discs, eyeglasses, riot shields, security windows, traffic lights, lenses.

    Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) (Saran)

    Food packaging.

    Polyethylene (PE)

    Wide range of inexpensive uses including supermarket bags, plastic bottles.

    Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PC/ABS)

    A blend of PC and ABS that creates a stronger plastic. :Car Interior and exterior parts .

    you can write any five out of them.

    hope it will help you.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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