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What is Plastic?

by Team Goseeko

The Plastic is an organic substance of high molecular weight.

Features of Plastic:

  • It consist of natural and synthetic binders with or without fillers, plasticizer, solvents.
  • They are divided into two types depending upon their behaviour when heated and cooled during manufacture.
  • Those two types are Thermoplastic and Thermosetting plastic.
  • Thermoplastics are formed by polymerization process by addition.
  • Thermosetting plastics are formed by polymerization process by condensation.

Properties of Plastics:

Properties of plastics are as follows:

  1. Firstly, it offers great resistance to moisture, chemicals and solvents.
  2. It is not ductile in nature. As a result its members may fail without warning.
  3. Above all Plastic is durable and highly resistant to corrosion.
  4. In addition it possess excellent electric insulating property.
  5. It is easy to maintain plastic surface. Therefore, does not require any protective coat of paints.
  6. Lots of them are transparent and translucent. Hence it possess optical property.
  7. Moreover thermal conductivity of it is low.
  8. Lastly, Plastics like phenolic resins are resistant to weather effects.

Uses of Plastics:

  • There are number of different types of plastic available in the market. As a result, its performance is excellent rather than rubber or steel.
  • The Group of typical uses of it in building are as follows:
  1. Firstly for Decorative laminates and mouldings
  2. Secondly for Electrical Conduits
  3. Thirdly for Paints and Varnishes
  4. Fourthly for Foams for thermal insulation
  5. Electrical conduits
  6. Films for water proofing; damp-proofing
  7. Jointless flooring
  8. Water resistance adhesives
  9. Lighting Fixtures
  10. Floor Tiles
  11. Roof Lights
  12. Safety Glass
  13. Lastly for Bath and sink units.

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