Thermoplastics

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Thermoplastics
Thermoplastics can be re-treated and reformed mulitple times.
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Nylon (Polyamide)
Tough, resists wear, resistance to chemicals and machines, self-lubricating. Gear wheels, small hinges, clothing
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Acrylic (Polymethyl Methacrylate)
Durable, brittle, stiff, hard, insulator, finishes well. Signs, windows, baths, car lights
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Polypropylene
Light, tough, resistant to chemicals and work fatigue. School chairs, medical equipment, storage boxes with hindges and rope
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Polystyrene
Hard, light, transparent, brittle, water resistant. oys, boxes and containers
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LDPE (Low Density Polythene)
Tough, flexible, good insulator, good resistance to chemicals. Packaging, toys, bottles and packaging film
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HDPE (High Density Polythene)
Hard, stiff, easy to sterilise. Plastic bottles, tubes and pipes
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ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
Impact resistant, tough, resistance to chemicals, low melting point. Keyboards, LEGO toys, tool housings.
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PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
Strong, lightweight, non-reactive. Food containers, soda bottle.s, medical equipment
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UPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride)
Strong, lightweight, low maintenance, water and fire resistant. Plumbing pipes, doors, window frames.
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(HIPS) High Impact Polystyrene
Impact-resistant, light, strong and low melting point. Packaging and casings, toys.
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Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
thermal insulator, lightweight, durable. Packaging, building and construction such as insulation.
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Tough, resists wear, resistance to chemicals and machines, self-lubricating. Gear wheels, small hinges, clothing

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Nylon (Polyamide)

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Durable, brittle, stiff, hard, insulator, finishes well. Signs, windows, baths, car lights

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Light, tough, resistant to chemicals and work fatigue. School chairs, medical equipment, storage boxes with hindges and rope

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Card 5

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Hard, light, transparent, brittle, water resistant. oys, boxes and containers

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