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Plastics

Thermoset
Once heated and formed, doesn't return to original state form again. E.g. Kettles, saucepan handles
Adhesives e.g. Araldite, an epoxy resin
Polyurethane, basis of many paints and varnishes
Melamine Formaldehyde, used in kitchen surfaces as it is hygienic (won't melt with saucepans
placed on it, etc.)
Polyester Resin…

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Advantages: cheaper, more flexible (can be wider), stable, less easy to stain
Veneered to look like real wood.


Way they are harvested
Hardwood and softwood
-cut
-sliced
-dried
-used
Manufactured
-rough chips
-glued
-squished (for strength)
-veneered (?)

Making our boxes
Tri- square- straight line, at a right angle
Steel…

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