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what are the characteristics and properties of ABS?
Good impact, tough,scratch resistant, lightweight. Kitchen products, saftey helmets, mobile cases.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Cellulose acetate
Tough, rigid, lightweight,transparent, non-flammable. Photographic film, handles for cutlery, cupboard door knobs, glasses frames.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Nylon
Hard, tough, resistant to wear, low rate of friction. Gears, curtain rail fittings and clothing.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Acrylic
Tough, hard, durable, easily machined. Light units, illuminated signs, lenses for car lights.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Polypropelene
Light, food-safe, impact resistant even at low temparatures, good chemical resistance. Food containers, medical equipment, rope, string.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Polystyrene
Light, rigid, colourless, low impact strength. Packaging, disposable cups/plates, containers.
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what are the characteristics and properties of High impact polystyrene
Good impact resistance, strong, stiff, lightweight. Toys, refrigerator linings.
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what are the characteristics and properties of expanded polystyrene
Floats, good sound and heat insulator, light, low strength. Packaging, disposable cups, sound and heat insulation.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Low density polyethylene
Light weight, low stifness/ridgity, good chemical resistance. Detergent bottles, toys, carrier bags.
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what are the characteristics and properties of High density polyethylene
High density, stiff, good chemical resistance. Crates, bottles, buckets, bowls.
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what are the characteristics and properties of upvc (polyvinyl chloride)
Good chemical resistance, good resistance to weathering, rigid, hard tough, light, can be coloured. Pipes, guttering, window frames.
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what are the characteristics and properties of PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Good chemical resistance, good weathering resistance, hard, strong, tough, rigid, lightweight, flexible. Hose pipes, cable insulation.
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what are the characteristics and properties of PET ( polyethylene terephthalate)
Moderate chemical resistance, strong, ductile, can be coloured. Fibres used to make clothing, blow moulded for bottles, electrical plugs and sockets.
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what are the characteristics and properties of Polycarbonate
Good chemical resistance, expensive, very tough. Protective sheilds- safety glasses, helmets, vandal proof streetlight covers.
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