Plastics are used in
- Healthcare industry - In packaging of tablets, threads used for stitching wounds, syringes, doctors’ gloves and other medical instruments.
- Plastic cookware in ovens - Special plastic cookware is used in microwave ovens for cooking food. In microwave ovens, the heat cooks the food but does not affect the plastic vessel.
- Non-stick cookwares - Teflon is a special plastic on which oil and water do not stick. It is used for non-stick coating on cookwares.
- Fire-proof plastics - Some fireproof plastics like melamine are available which make them flame resistant. It is commonly used in uniforms of firemen