Why Plastic is replacing other materials?

We are today surrounded by Plastics. From automotive parts, cooking utensils, electronics, daily use items to all kind of packages; today plastic is substituting all traditional materials.

Why do you think that is?

I believe this is because of the adaptability and unique set of advantages that plastics give us.  Let us look at three most beneficial properties

Cheap to produce

Business is all about money and the truth is plastics are much cheaper to produce.

High Strength – low weight Combo

For the amount of weight a plastic product can provide great strength and toughness. This is why many automatics manufacturers are replacing their metallic parts with plastic.

Durable and Chemical resistance

Plastics are extremely durable and this may be tied to its great resistance to degradation or chemical breakdown. This makes plastics products last longer compared to metals which tend to rust.

You do have to consider the fact that what we say plastics, is not one single product but rather there are thousands of types of plastics each having their own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s this versatility that makes it such a lucrative material for various application.


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