C1 - Polymers and their uses

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What can strong, rigid polymers be used for?
To make plastic milk bottles.
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What can light, stretchable polymers be used for?
Plastic bags, squeezy bottles.
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What can PVC be used for?
To make window frames and piping.
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What is polystyrene foam be used for?
Disposable coffee cups (thermal insulation)
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Give an example of a polymer that can be used to make clothes...
Nylon.
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How are GORE-TEX fabrics made?
By laminating a thin film of plastic called EXPANDED PTFE onto a layer of another fabric, such as nylon.
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What makes the PTFE film breathable?
It has tiny holes which let water vapour through.
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NON BIODEGRADABLE
Polymers aren't broken down by micro-organisms, so they don't rot.
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It's difficult to dispose of NON BIODEGRADABLE plastics, so what's the best way to get rid of them?
Reuse, recycle.
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What can light, stretchable polymers be used for?

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Plastic bags, squeezy bottles.

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What can PVC be used for?

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What is polystyrene foam be used for?

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Give an example of a polymer that can be used to make clothes...

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