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(i) Plastics can be easily moulded into any shape



(ii) Plastics can be recycled, reused, coloured, melted, rolled into sheets or made into wires.



(iii) Arrangements of units in some plastics is linear whereas in others it is crossed linked.


(iv) Thermoplastic is a plastic which gets deformed easily on heating and can be bent easily e.g., polythene and PVC. These are used for manufacturing toys combs, car grills and various types of containers.




(v) Thermosetting plastics there are some plastics which when moulded once cannot be softened by heating. These are called thermosetting plastics eg., bakelite and melamine. Bakelite is used for making electrical switches, handles of various utensils etc. melamine is used for making floor tiles, kitchen ware etc.


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