Types of engineering plastics

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Types of engineering plastics

Polyethylene: PE T is is the plastic used commonly in many industry sectors such as the production of pipes, buckets,bottles , carrier bags and plastic pallets. 
Polypropylene: PP High resistance to fatty substances and high temperatures make this plastic the choice for producing plastic bags, food packaging, straws etc


Polystyrene: PS Used in the production of electrical components and the electronics industry such as producing office utilites. 
SAN (styrene-acrylonitrile) A transparent plastic used in the electrical components in the automotive industry. 
ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) Similar properties to polystyrene but with higher chemical resistance commonly used to produce 


Polyvinylchloride: PVC used to make bottles for cooking oil and other grease based products also used in the production of plastic alcohol bottles for beer and wine as well as plastic wrapping and laminated layer of plastic bags. 
Nylon: A strong plastic with good elasticity used in to produce bags for vacuum packing in the food industry.


Polyethylene terephthalate: PET An expensive quality, strong and transparent plastic used to make thin film for food packaging.