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What are the three types of plastic?
Thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomer
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Name three general properties of plastics
They are good electrical and thermal insulators, Good stregth to weight ratio, Good atmosphere and chemical corrosion resistance
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What are fillers?
used to reduce the bulk of plastic and help reduce cost
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Name examples of fillers? and whats good about them
sawdust, wood flour, crushed limestone. can increase the strength and hardness of the polymer by making them less brittle
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what are flame retardents?
used to reduce the risk of combustion
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How are flame retardents used and what are some examples?
Release agents that stifle the combustion. Example is foam that fills seats
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what are anti static agents?
Reduce the effect of static charges building up on products
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What are stabilisers? how are they used
used to reduce the effects of ultraviolet light, as an example making plastics being resistant to breaking down in the sunlight
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What are exmples of stablisers in application and what are the benefits iof using them
Garden furniture, important for strucutral and an aesthetic point of view
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What are examples of applications for biodegradable plastics
shopping bags, food trays, disposable pots, bowls and cutlery
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Name three general properties of plastics

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They are good electrical and thermal insulators, Good stregth to weight ratio, Good atmosphere and chemical corrosion resistance

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What are fillers?

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Name examples of fillers? and whats good about them

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what are flame retardents?

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