Plastic

A solid material in the primary ingredient of which is an organic polymer of high molecular weight.

Has the capability of being moulded or shaped, usually by the application of heat and pressure.

See also: Acetic Anhydride, Alpha Rockwell Hardness, Bakelite, Injection Moulding, Polymethyl Methacrylate Resin, Polystyrene, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Polyvinyl Acetate, Thermoplastic.

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Subjects: Chemistry Materials


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