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Plastics

Properties and applications of thermoplastics

PlasticProperties/applications
Acrylic (Properties) Can be formed into shapes when heated. Available in a wide variety of colours.
Acrylic (Applications) Bathtubs, machine guards, watch lenses
Polyvinylchloride (Properties) Resistance to chemicals and water. Can be produced into varying degrees of flexibility.
Polyvinylchloride (Applications) Guttering, shower curtains, garden hoses
Polyethylene (Properties) Good electrical insulator. Good resistance to chemicals
Polyethylene (Applications) Plastic Bags, Buckets, Bottles
Nylon (Properties) Resistance to wear. Temperature resistance.
Nylon (Applications) Fishing Lines, Gears, Brushes
Created by: cordeliaf