Difference between rubber and plastics; Plastics; Types of plastics

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: Ezechinyere Kingsley

<p class="has-luminous-vivid-amber-background-color has-background"><strong>INTRODUCTION</strong></p> <p><em><strong>Plastics and rubber</strong></em> materials are both made from the same families of <strong>polymers</strong>. The polymers are mixed with a complex blend of materials known as <strong>additives</strong>.</p> <p>Rubbers are <strong>elastomers</strong>, these are polymers with an elastic property. This elasticity differentiates rubbers from plastics. Elastic means that the material can be stretched and, when released, returns to within at least 90% of its original dimensions and shape within a period of time, at room temperature.</p> <p class="has-vivid-cyan-blue-color has-text-color"><strong>Difference Between Rubber and Plastics</strong></p> <div class="sign-up-notice-after-excerpt-two" style="background-color:powderblue;"> You are viewing an excerpt of this lesson. Subscribing to the subject will give you access to the following: <ul> <li>The complete lesson note and evaluation questions for this topic</li> <li>The complete lessons for the subject and class (First Term, Second Term & Third Term)</li> <li>Media-rich, interactive and gamified content</li> <li>End-of-lesson objective questions with detailed explanations to force mastery of content</li> <li>Simulated termly preparatory exams</li> <li>Discussion boards on all lessons and subjects</li> <li>Guaranteed learning</li> <li>Win great prizes for topping the <a href="https://www.primacyebooks.com">Primacy Ebooks</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="sensei-message info"></div>

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