Types of Plastics


Cellulosics has been around since 1868 when it was invented by John Wesley Hyatt. Several variations of the original cellulosics have been introduced since the early 1900s. Today, it is found in appliance housings, toys, knobs, handles, packaging, and automotive parts.


Coumarone-indene is mixed with other products to meet commercial applications. They are mostly used as extenders and plasticizers, as processing aids, and in asphalt floor tile.

Diallyl Phthalate (DP)

DAP can be made in both polymeric and monomeric form. As a polymer, it is used to produce casting resins, thermosetting molding powders, and laminates.


Epoxies are used in numerous ways. In combination with glass fibers, it is capable of producing composites that are of high strength and that are heat resistant. This composite is typically used for filament wound rocket motor casings in missiles, in aircraft components, and in tanks, pipes, tooling jigs, pressure vessels, and fixtures. Epoxies are also found in gymnasium floors, industrial equipment, sealants, and protective coatings in appliances.

Types of Plastics
Plastics starting with the letter:
A | C, D and E | F, M and N | P | S, T and U