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What are the three types of plastics

Thermo plastics
Thermo set plastics
Oil based plastics

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What are the typical characteristics of Thermo plastics

+ Recyclable
+ Able to be remoulded
+ Self coloured
- Oil based

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What are the characteristics of A.B.S ( Thermo)

+ All colours
+ Durable
+ Hard
+ Shiny
- Doesn't come in clear

3

What are the uses for A.B.S

Expensive toys
Laptops
Remote controls
Lego

4

what are the characteristics of acrylic (Thermo)

+ Clear (optically clearer than glass)
+ Available in most colours
- scratches easily

5

What are the uses for acrylic

Headlight covers
Bus stop windows
Shop signs
Extra:Polycarbonate

6

What are the characteristics of poly propylene (Thermo)

+ colour
+ integral hinges (lunch boxes)
+ soft
- expensive
- not quite clear

7

What are the uses of poly propylene

This is our * go to plastic as almost anything can be made from it
School chairs
Sports drinks bottle

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What are the characteristics of P.E.T (Thermo)

+ clear
+ colours
- crinkly (cheap feel)
Uses: disposable bottles (hollow)

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What are the typical characteristics of Thermo set plastics

+ does not melt
- not recyclable
- not remould able
Cross linked monomers

10

What are the characteristics of urea formaldehyde (Thermo set)

+ doesn't melt
+/- only in white
Use: plug sockets/ light switches

11

What are the characteristics of polyester resin (Thermo set)

+ does not melt
- expensive
Use: competent of fibre glass or carbon fibre

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What are the characteristics of melamine formaldehyde (thermo set)

+ does not melt
+ lots of colours
+ very thin
Use: kitchen work surfaces