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Find out the composition and uses of commonly used plastics like thermocol, PVC and PET.
Thermocol is also called as polystyrene and it is obtained by the polymerization of phenylethylene. The reaction is as follows:
It is used for making kitchen utensils, measuring cups, packing material etc.
It is made from the polymerization of vinyl chloride. The reaction is as follows:
It is widely used in plumbing materials, raincoats, imitation leather, electrical cable insulation etc.
PET is manufactured by the condensation polymerization reaction between ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. The reaction is as follows:
It is used in clothing, containers for liquids, packing trays, a substrate for solar cells etc.
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