Properties of Plastics

Physical and Chemical Properties of Plastics 

More and more people are turning to plasticware to store their chemicals. Not only because of the cheaper cost, but also ease of storage compared to bulky glass bottles. And not to mention the added advantage of safety should one break unexpectedly, especially in a class full of students. 

Here we have put together a handy at-a-glance guide of information, compiled from many resources to help you make an informed choice when deciding which plasticware to buy for your department.  
 
As you will see there is no ‘one size fits all’ plastic, and some plastic types are better suited for specific tasks than others. Our guide will give you information on the physical properties of each plastic, with examples of its use in science. As well as information about how resistant these different plastics are to (various) chemicals, either acids or organic solutions.  
 
Every supplier sells different plastic bottles and not all of these will be suitable for all your liquid storage needs. So it's good to have an idea of what liquid can be stored in them.

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