Plastipedia provides information on everything you need to know about the plastics industry, from raw materials to numerous processes.
Traces the plastics industry back to its very birth in 1862, with the invention of Parkesine, through to future innovations and the role of plastics in the first manned mission to mars!
A detailed over view of the key role that additives play in the production of plastic parts and detailed information on all the major additives used by the plastics industry
Plastics raw material can be broadly slipt into two main types, thermosets and thermoplastics here you can see a detailed introduction to all the key polymers
Overview of the 100 plus plastics abbreviations
All the key industry terms in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
An overview of some of the main applications for plastics and an introduction to the key role plastics plays in our every day life
An introduction to the 25 main processing technologies, included detailed animations to explain them
Currently, most industrial polymers and plastics are produced from non-renewable, oil or gas-based resources. However, due to recent concerns about fossil resources depletion, efforts have been made to replace conventional oil and gas-based plastics with others based on hydrocarbons derived from renewable resources such as biomass.
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