Anjar Priandoyo

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TIL that Plastic (Polymer, Material) Industry is very Big Business

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  1. Plastic industry is basically petrochemical driven industry.
    It is a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds (contain carbon, where methan is the simplest organic compound)

  2. Plastic is cheap, it replace wood, stone, leather. Automobile 20% use plastics, India 42% consumption is plastic.

  3. Everything is plastic. Polyester, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyvinnyl chloride (PVC), Polystyrene (PS), Polytetrafluoroethylene (teflon/DuPont), Kevlar (DuPont)

  4. History of plastic is history of modern world, see plastic development.
    Polystyrene created in 1839, PVC in 1872, Polyethylene in 1898

  5. Biopolymers is challenging Plastic
    Biopolymers such as Sugar Beet (Polyglyconic acid), Starch, Biomass

  6. Plastics or in politically corrected words is Synthetic Polymers is everything
    From Nylon (Polyamide), Elastene (Lycra/Spandex), Polyester.

  7. Basically every material is unsustainable: synthetic fiber, plastic, polymer


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Juni 21, 2016 pada 10:18 am

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