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Types of Plastic

  • Plastic Sheet: - means plastic sheet is the sheet made of plastic.


  • Carry Bags: - means bags made from plastic material or Compostable Plastic material used for the purpose of carrying or dispensing commodities which have a self-carrying feature but not includes bags that constitute or form an integral part of the packaging in which goods are sealed prior to use.


  • Plastic Packaging: - means packaging material made by using plastic for protecting, preserving storing and transporting if products in a variety of ways.


  • Non – Woven Plastic Bags: - Means a flat or tufted porous sheet that is made directly from plastic fibres, molten plastic or plastic films.


  • Acrylic or Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): - Well-known for its use in optical devices and products.  Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic used as a lightweight, shatter-resistant alternative to glass.


  • Polycarbonate (PC): - Tough, stable, and transparent, polycarbonate is an excellent engineering plastic that is as clear as glass Polycarbonate plastic is in a wide variety of products including greenhouses, DVDs, sunglasses, police riot gear, and more.


  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE): - This density of polyethylene is ductile and used to make products like shopping bags, plastic bags, clear food containers, disposable packaging, etc.  


  • Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE): - Possessing more polymer chains and, thus, greater density, MDPE is typically in gas pipes, shrink film, carrier bags, screw closures, and more.


  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE): - More rigid than both LDPE and MDPE, HDPE plastic sheeting is in products such as plastic bottles, piping for water and sewer, snowboards, boats, and folding chairs.    


  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE): - UHMWPE is not much denser than HDPE. Compared to HDPE, this polyethylene plastic much more abrasion resistant due to the extreme length of its polymer chains. Possessing high density and low friction properties, UHMWPE is in military body armor, hydraulic seals and bearings, biomaterial for hip, knee, and spine implants, and artificial ice-skating rinks.  


  • Polypropylene (PP): - This plastic material is a thermoplastic polymer and produced synthetic plastic. polypropylene sheets are used to make laboratory equipment, automotive parts, medical devices, and food containers.


  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE or PET): - The most common thermoplastic resin of the polyester family and produced synthetic plastic. This plastic material is in fibers for clothing, containers for foods and liquid, glass fiber for engineering resins, carbon nanotubes, and many other products that we use on a daily basis.  

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): - The third-most produced synthetic plastic polymer, PVC can be manufactured to possess rigid or flexible properties. The rigid form of PVC is commonly in construction materials, doors, windows, bottles, non-food packaging, plumbing products, electrical cable insulation, clothing, medical tubing, and other similar products.


  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS): - Created by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene. ABS plastic sheeting is typically used in the automotive and refrigeration industries but is also in products such as boxes, gauges, protective headgear, luggage, and children’s toys.

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