Plastic Fabrications

Plastic fabrications refers to fabricated parts or materials in construction where the main component is made from plastic.

Types of Plastics

There are two types of plastics:


Thermoplastics are plastics that do not undergo chemical change in their composition when heated and can be molded repeatedly. Examples of thermoplastics are polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride(PVC) and polytetrafluoroethylene(PTFE).


Thermosets are plastics that can melt only once and stay solid once solidified. Examples of thermosets are:

  • epoxy resin – used as an adhesive and as a glass-reinforced or graphite-reinforced plastic
  • vulcanized rubber
  • bakelite
  • duroplast
  • urea-formaldehyde foam

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