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About Plastics

Plastics are a type of synthetic or semi-synthetic material that can be molded into a variety of shapes and forms. They are typically made from plastic raw materials, such as polymers, resins, rubbers, and other compounds. Plastics have many uses in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets due to their versatility and durability.

Types of Plastics

There are many different types of plastics that are used for various applications. The most common types include thermoplastics like ABS or PVC; thermosets like epoxies; elastomers like silicone rubber; bioplastics made from renewable sources; and engineering plastics with high strength-to-weight ratios. Each type of plastic has its own unique properties that make it suitable for certain applications.

How Plastics Are Made

Plastics are typically made by combining the raw plastic materials with additives in specialized machines. These machines process the raw materials into pellets which can then be melted down and formed into different shapes. The final product is then cooled and hardened to create the desired shape or form.

Industries That Use Plastics

Plastics are used in many industries including automotive, aerospace, medical device manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, packaging, construction, and more. Professionals in these industries use plastics to create components for products ranging from automobiles to medical implants.

Find the Plastics You Need at Zoro

Looking for a specific item? Use our robust search tool to find it by name or keyword, or use our handy filters to narrow down our full assortment. You can also check out our whole selection of plastics along with other tools or equipment to ensure you have all you need to tackle the job, especially if you're taking on a DIY project for the first time.

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