Part.2 - How plastics are made


A recipe for plastics

Plastics are polymers, made out of monomers that are bound together using various chemical reactions and additives.

Creating plastic works just like a cooking recipe:
You combine different ingredients (monomers) and spices (additives), mix them together through all kinds of baking processes (chemical reactions) into a final dish (a plastic material).

The resulting material (plastic) is a whole new product, completely different from its individual constituents: monomers and additives are assembled and « glued » together.

Many kinds of plastics can be obtained depending on the constituents and transformation processes used. You can check them out HERE.