These are made from corn starch and traditional petrochemicals and engineering in such a way that they can break down quickly. These are environment-friendly plastics which are used in the daily routine but will not harm the nature. Some biodegradable products may also contain additional additives which help to decay more rapidly in presence of oxygen or light.
Plastics are specially engineered to satisfy the needs and wants of its users. There are hundreds of different kinds of plastics which are made and customized as per needs. These are being used in the health sector, industries and in the everyday use consumer products.
These are usually produced and immediately formed into products at the same time but can not be returned into their original state again. These are heated and set into a shape once and afterward, couldn’t be taken back to their original state like in the case of thermoplastics. Thermosets are like eggs which once cooked can not be changed to raw form. They include acrylics, melamine, polyurethanes, silicone, vulcanized rubber, epoxies and others.
These are plastics which have been made into filaments or fibers and are used to make fabrics, ropes, strings, cables, body armor and optical fibers. These fibers are quite stretchable and withstand heat. These include nylon, rayon, polyester, acrylic, and spandex.