Plastic is created from hydrocarbon chains that are combined in different ways, resulting in products with different properties. Plastics with long, straight chains that are compactly connected are stiff and strong. On the other hand, plastics with many branches are more flexible and elastic.
The application of plastic
Plastics and plastics in particular are the most widely used materials in the world due to the combination of properties that can be adapted to the specific use. Packaging products, construction materials, building components, automotive components, medical products and many household products are made of or contain plastics. The excellent insulating properties of plastic also make it very suitable for insulating electrical installations. Waterjet cutting is the ideal method of cutting plastics without melting the edges of the cut.