Class 8 Chemistry Synthetic Fibers and Plastics Characteristics of plastics

Characteristics of plastics

Plastics possess following unique characteristics:

  • They have lighter weight but possess good strength.
  • They are inexpensive and hence finds extensive use in several household industries.
  • They are non- reactive and hence are resistant to corrosion.
  • They are durable and hence can be moulded into any shape and size.
  • They are poor conductor of heat and electricity for which they are being extensively used in manufacturing handles of electrical appliances, utensils, switch boards etc.

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