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Plastics as Materials of Choice

Today’s life without plastic cannot be imagined. The day starts with the use of these material and ends with the same.



  Example : Use of toothbrush, bathroom slippers, use of bed etc




Bathroom Slippers


Use of Bed


The characteristics properties of plastics are


a) Plastic is Non-reactive.

  • Plastics do not react with water and air.
  • They are not corroded easily.
  • They are used to store various kinds of material, including many chemicals.

b) Plastic is Light, Strong and Durable.

  • It can be moulded into different shapes and sizes.
  • It is cheaper than metals.
  • They are widely used in industry and for household articles.
  • It is used for making different kinds of plastic containers.

c) Plastics are Poor Conductors.

  • Plastics are poor conductors of heat and electricity.
  • That is why electrical wires have plastic covering,
  • Handles of Screw drivers are made of plastic.
  • Handles of frying pans are also made of plastic.

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