APPLICTIONS OF PLASTICS


POLYETHYLENE(HIGH DENSITY);


Chemical drums,

jerricans,

carboys,

toys,

picnic ware,

household and kitchenware,

cable insulation,

carrier bags,

food wrapping material

pipes for irrigation


POLYETHYLENE(LOW DENSITY);

Squeeze bottles,

toys,

carrier bags,

high frequency insulation,

chemical tank linings,

heavy duty sacks,

general packaging,

gas,

water pipes.

Sports net



POLYPROPYLENE;

Coffee pot and washing m/c parts,

 replacement for die castings,

drink vending machines,

microwave components

radio

television casing

agitators

drain tubes

control knobs

tool boxes


POLYSTYRENE;

Yoghurt pots,

refrigerator linings,

vending cups,

bathroom cabinets,

toilet seats and tanks,

closures,

instrument control knobs.

Automatic reflectors

Toys

Crystal wares



POLYETHERETHERKETONE;

components for cars,

 aircraft,

 industrial pumps,

valves and seals,

silicon wafer carriers,

Connectors

sterilisable surgical instruments in the medical implants market

Rollers

gears

thrust washers



POLYMETHY METHACRYLATE;


Displays on aircraft

Tumblers

Wine glass

Lighting fixtures

Furniture

Trays

Bowls

Water jugs

Boxes

Mirrors


POLYACETALS;

Business m/c parts,

small pressure vessels,

aerosol valves,

coil formers,

clock and watch parts,

nuclear engineering components

plumbing systems,

shoe components.


NYLON;

Nylon fibres are used in textiles,

fishing line and carpets.

Nylon films is used for food packaging,

offering toughness and low gas permeability,

for boil-in-the-bag food packaging.

Tool handles

Conveyor buckets

Container linings

Castors

Furniture fasteners


POLYPHENYLENE  SULPHIDE;

Chemical pumps,

hair dryer grills,

non-stick cookware,

medical equipment,

lamp bulb bases,

Television

automotive components.

Brush holders

Engine sensors

Brake components


POLY VINYL CHLORIDE;

Window frames,

Drainage pipe,

Water service pipe,

Medical devices,

Blood storage bags,

Cable and wire insulation,

Resilient flooring,

Roofing membranes,

Stationary,

Automotive interiors and seat coverings,

Fashion and footwear,

Packaging, cling film,

Credit cards,

Synthetic leather

Other coated fabrics


PHENOLIC FORMALDEHYDE;

Ashtrays,

Lamp holders,

Bottle caps,

Saucepan handles,

Domestic plugs and switches,

welding tongs and electrical iron parts.

Tube bases

Refrigerator controls

Telephone handsets



MELAMINE FORMALDEHYDE;

Decorative laminates,

lighting fixtures,

dinnerware,

heavy duty electrical equipment,

 laminating resins,

surface coatings,

bottle caps,

toilet seats.


UREA FORMALDEHYDE;

Ashtrays,

lamp holders,

bottle caps,

saucepan handles,

domestic plugs and switches,

welding tongs

electrical iron parts.

Auto coil tops

Castor wheels

Disk brake piston



EPOXY RESINS;

Adhesives,

coatings,

encapsulation,

electrical components,

cardiac pacemakers,

aerospace applications.

Doors

Coating for drums

Battery casing

Inserts & switches



POLY URETHANE;

Printing rollers,

solid tyres,

wheels,

shoe heels,

car bumpers

pipe seals

golf balls

friction drives & belts

cusion

steering wheels


UNSATURATED POLYESTER;

Boat hulls,

building panels,

lorry cabs,

compressor housing,

embedding, coating



SILICONES;

Heat transfer fluid

Masonary water repellants

Textile fibre lubricants

Additives in waxes & polish

Exhaust pipe

Coating for metal chimney

Electrical applications

Plastic film label stock

Oil pan gaskets

Diving masks





            BIBILIOGRAPHY



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