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Articles About Plastics


It can be strong, lightweight, flexible, durable, sheer and environmentally friendly. Consider the variety of advantages plastics offer:

  • Ability to withstand chemicals and corrosion, or be fully biodegradable.
  • Low weight-to-strength ratio saves you money on transportation and fuel.
  • Low coefficient of friction means less lubrication and less wear on other parts.
  • Long life and reparability means fewer replacements and less downtime.


HOW PLASTICS ARE MADE

When compared to other materials, plastics have unique properties, causing them to contribute greatly to the quality of our everyday life. Plastics, properly applied, will perform functions at a cost other materials cannot match.



WHY PLASTICS FAIL... AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?

Plastics part failure is generally related to one of four key factors including Material Selection, Design, Process and Service Conditions.