Market | VOL. 12, ISSUE 70, January-February 2012 |

Eco-Friendly Plastics

Plastic’ is the collective name for synthetic or semi-synthetic organic materials that is today inextricably related to everyone’s life. The origin of the term ‘plastic’ is not known with certainty - perhaps it is Greek for ‘plastikos’ meaning ‘fit for moulding’ or from ‘plastos’ meaning ‘moulded’. Plastics consist of long chain molecules (amorphous solids) or polymers of high molecular mass which do not break apart when flexed and are easily shaped and moulded with heat or pressure. During manufacture of...

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