Definition Of Thermoplastic

Definition Of Thermoplastic

Plastic which gets deformed easily and bends on heating is known as thermoplastic

More About Thermoplastic

  • Polythene and PVC are examples of thermoplastics
  • Plastic is also a polymer like synthetic fibre
  • In some plastics the type of arrangement of monomers is linear while in others it is cross linked
  • Plastic is easily mouldable, that is, can be shaped into any form
  • Plastic can be recycled, reshaped, reused, coloured, melted and rolled into sheets or wires
  • Polythene is an example of plastic. It is used for making polythene bags
  • Plastics do not react with water or air
  • They are not corroded easily
  • Plastics are poor conductors of heat and electricity
  • Plastics have lightweight, lower price, good strength, and easy handling
  • We think of storing food items, pickles, milk, dry food, water in plastic containers as they are non reactive
  • Thermoplastics can be recycled
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle and recover are the principles for plastic
  • Thermoplastic is a type of plastic made from polymer resins that becomes a homogenized liquid when heated and hard when cooled
  • It can be reheated, reshaped, and frozen repeatedly. This quality also makes thermoplastics recyclable
  • Some types of thermoplastics that are commonly produced today are polyurethane, polypropylene, polycarbonate, and acrylic
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a type of thermoplastic used to manufacture sports equipment, toys
  • Thermoplastics are a family of polymers that can be repeatedly stretched without permanently deforming the shape of the part.

Uses of thermoplastics

  • Automotive Applications
  • It was used as a substitute for ivory. Today, it is used to make guitar picks
  • Thermoplastics is used to make shampoo bottles, plastic grocery bags, and even bullet proof vests
  • Polycarbonate is used to make compact discs (CDs), drinking bottles, food storage containers, and eyeglass lenses
  • Celluloid, a kind of thermoplastic was used as a substitute for ivory
  • They are used for packaging tablets, threads for stitching wounds, syringes, doctor’s gloves
  • Special plastic cookware used in microwave ovens is made of thermoplastics. The heat cooks the food but plastic is not affected
  • Teflon is a special plstic on which water and oil do not stick. It is used for non stick coating on pans
  • They are used in cars, aircrafts and spacecrafts
  • Thermoplastics are used in slippers, furniture and decoration pieces
  • Electrical wires have a plastic covering
  • Gaskets, automotive interior parts and flexible grips are made of thermoplastics