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What are the characteristics of ABS?
High impact strength, giving good toughness with good strength, scratch-resistant, lightweight and durable.
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What are the uses of ABS?
Kitchen products, mobile telephone cases, PC monitor cases, safety helmets, toys, some car parts and domestic telephone.
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What are the characteristics of Cellulose Acetate?
Tough and rigid, lightweight with good strength, transparent and non flammable.
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What are the uses of Cellulose Acetate?
Photographic film, handles for cutlery, cupboard door knobs, frames for glasses.
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What are the characteristics of Nylon?
Hard, tough, resistant to wear with a low coefficient of friction.
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What are the uses of Nylon?
Bearings, gears, curtain rail fittings and clothing.
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What are the characteristics of PMMA?
Food-safe, tough, hard, durable, easily machined.
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What are the uses of PMMA?
Light units, illuminated signs, lenses for car lights.
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What are the characteristics of PP?
Lightweight, food-safe, good impact resistance even at low temperatures, good chemical resistance.
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What are the uses of PP?
Kitchen products (food containers), medical equipment, string and rope.
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What are the characteristics of HIPS?
Good impact resistance, good strength and stiffness, lightweight.
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What are the uses of HIPS?
Toys and refridgerator linings.
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What are the characteristics of Polystyrene?
Lightweight, rigid, colourless, low impact strength.
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What are the uses of Polystyrene?
Packaging, disposable cups/plates and containers.
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What are the characteristics of Expanded Polystyrene?
Floats, good sound and heat insulator, lightweight, low strength.
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What are the uses of Expanded Polystyrene?
Packaging, disposable cups, sound and heat insulation.
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What are the characteristics of LDPE?
Low density (lightweight), low stiffness and rigidity, good chemical resistance.
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What are the uses of LDPE?
Detergent bottles, toys and carrier bags.
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What are the characteristics of HDPE?
High density, good stiffness, good chemical resistance.
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What are the uses of HDPE?
Crates, bottles, buckets and bowls.
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What are the characteristics of uPVC?
Good chemical resistance, good resistance to weathering, rigid, hard, tough, lightweight, can be coloured.
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What are the uses of uPVC?
Pipes, guttering, bottles and window frames.
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What are the characteristics of PVC(un-plasticised, flexible)?
Good chemical resistance, good resistance to weathering, rigid, hard, tough, lightweight, can be coloured.
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What are the uses of PVC?
Flexible hose, e.g. hose pipes, cable insulation.
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Wht are the characteristics of PET
Moderate chemical resistance.
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What are the uses of PET?
Fibres used to make a wide range of clothing, blow-moulded bottles for beers and soft drinks, electrical plugs and sockets, audio and video tapes, insulation tapes.
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What are the characteristics of Polycarbonate?
Good chemical resistance, very tough and an expensive material.
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What are the uses of Polycarbonate?
Used for protective shields, e.g. safety glasses, safety helmets, hairdryer bodies, telephone parts, vandal-proof street-light covers.
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What are the characteristics of Epoxy Resins?
High strength when reinforced with fibres (GRP- glass reinforced plastic), good chemical and wear resistance.
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What are the uses of Epoxy Resins?
Surface coating, encapsulation of electronic components, adhesives.
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What are the characteristics of Melamine Formaldehyde?
Rigid, good strength and gardness, scratch-resistant, can be coloured.
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What are the uses of Melamine Formaldehyde?
Tableware, decorative laminates for work surfaces.
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What are the characteristics of Polyester Resins?
Rigid, brittle, good heat and chemical resistance.
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What are the uses of Polyester Resins?
Casting, used in glass re-inforced plastic (e.g. boat hulls and car body parts).
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What are the characteristics of Urea Formaldehyde?
Rigid, hard, good strength, brittle, heat-resistant, good electrical insulator.
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What are the uses of Urea Formaldehyde?
Electrical fittings, adhesives.
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