A broad classification covering a variety of non-metallic, synthetic or organic materials capable of being molded or formed into desired shapes. Typical materials include nylons and tetrafluoroethylenes such as Teflon.
a large and varied group of synthetic man made materials consisting wholly or in part of combinations of carbon with oxygen, hydrogen and other elements. Construction plastics include , vinyls, styrenes, epoxies, melamine. polyurethanes, polyvinyl chloride, (pvc),and polyethylene.
(n) A material made from natural or synthetic resins that can be formed or shaped. Common industrial plastics include polystyrene, acrylics, polycarbonate, ABS, PVC, acetals, nylon, polypropylene, polyethylene, epoxy, and phenolics.