Polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polybenzimidazole, acrylic, nylon and Teflon are examples of thermoplastics. Thermo-softening plastic, or thermoplastic, becomes soft and flexible at a certai... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

Two examples of polymers are polypropylene, or PP, a compound used in the carpet and upholstery industry, and polyethylene low density, or LDPE, a compound found in grocery bags. Polymers are compounds whose molecules ar... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Non-recyclable plastics include most polyolefins such as polystyrene and polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, most polypropylene and miscellaneous plastics such as bisphenol-A. Numbers three through seven stamped products c... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact
similar articles

Styrofoam keeps things cold because it is made from polystyrene, a substance known for its low thermal conductivity, which is its ability to transfer heat. Styrofoam also uses millions of microscopic air bubbles as insul... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The most common types of recyclable plastics are polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene, but many other types of plastics are recyclable, including polyvinyl chloride, low-density polyethylene, polyprop... More » Science Environmental Science

Types of plastic tubes include polyurethane tubing, nylon tubes, polyvinyl chloride or PVC tubing, metric plastic tubing, and flexible plastic hosing. Each type of plastic tube has a specific use and includes several sub... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Rugs specifically designed for outdoor use are usually made from polypropylene and other synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester, which are synthetic fibers that are durable and weather resistant. This design is ... More » Home & Garden Decor Rugs & Carpets