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Plastics

  • Gordon Mair
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series

Abstract

This chapter is concerned with the manufacturing processes used for making plastic components. Plastic materials were discussed in section 4.3, where their importance to modern technology was also noted. Plastics are mostly synthetic polymers, and they are produced today, along with synthetic rubbers, from petroleum products. However, although about 90% of the world’s polymers come from petroleum, a brief description of the manufacture of the natural polymer, rubber, is first given.

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© Gordon Mair 1993

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