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
  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 3 Class 8 - Synthetic Fibres And Plastics

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.