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 »

Thermoplastics are a subset of plastics that can be re-shaped with the application of pressure and heat multiple times. Different types of thermoplastics have additional properties that make them especially well-suited t... More »

Thermoplastics can be melted and reshaped over and over again, while thermosetting plastics can only be heated and shaped once. Items made from thermoplastics can easily deform when they are exposed to heat, while those ... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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