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ThermoPlastic Mayang Purwanto

Can be reshaped over and over,
with the use of heat
Hardens when cooled

Availble in sheets, granules, powder, rods, blocks
Thickness: Metric, eg. 1mm, 1.5mm, 3mm
Granules used for injection moulding
Powders used for dip coating

EXAMPLES
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
· Stiff, strong
· Softens…

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· hard wearing
· transparent/opaque plastic
· Can shatter when treated roughly
· Can be coloured with pigments
· For display signs, baths, roof lights, machine guards
Acetate
· Cellulose based plastic
· For wrapping

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