We live in the age of plastics and hence most of the things that we use today are made up of different kinds of plastics. Plastics are synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids. There are many kinds of plastics available that differ because they have different molecular mass.
Plastics are very flexible and therefore, you can mold them into almost any shape that you want. The word plastic which is derived from Greek word plastikos which mean capable of being molded. Plastics have different chemical structure, and therefore, they have different molecular units that separate them from one another.
In other words, plastics are a kind of polymers that are made up of long chain of molecules that are known as monomers. However, plastics are well known for their light weight and molding capabilities due to which they are being preferred to compare to wood and steel which is bulkier in weight. Plastics are easily made in industries and therefore, the prices of plastic goods are comparatively cheaper, which is also one of the reasons that plastics are preferred in the current situation. Plastic goods are also water proof, and they do not have problems, even if you use them in moist conditions and hence they are the best choice.
There are different kinds of plastics that are available in the market. Plastics like ABS, Acrylic, Amino Plastics, Bakelite, Cellulose Plastic, Cellulose Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Copolymer, Epoxy resin, Monomer, Glass reinforced polyester, nylon, Phenol Plastic, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Polymer, and polypropylene are easily available in the market. Most of the modern furniture and technological gadgets are made up from these plastics. However, there are some environmental issues that have been caused because of the over-utilization of plastic items because plastics degrade very slowly and that causes a lot of environmental hazards.