The Plastic World is Good or Bad

Rashmi Gupta

Abstract


We are literally living in a plastic era today. Its unique ability to mold into any shape and durability to withstand physical and chemical forces makes it a desirable material for many applications. The first commercially successful plastic was Bakelite produced in early 1900s. Since then, a hoard of plastics with a range of features and a range of applications has been invented. Plastics are classified mainly in two categories based on their response to heat- thermosetting and thermoplastic.


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