Q. 15.0( 5 Votes )

What is the full form of PVC, PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP and, PS?

Answer :

Polymers are very important in our day to day life. The full forms above mentioned commonly used polymers are as follows:
i. PVC – Poly vinyl chloride


It is made from the polymerization of vinyl chloride and it is widely used in plumbing materials, raincoats, etc.


ii. PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate



It is used in clothing, containers for liquids etc.


iii. HDPE – High-density Polyethylene



It is majorly used for making industrially based containers which are used for storing corrosive chemicals and solutions.


iv. LDPE – Low-density Polyethylene



It is used for making pharmaceutical bottles, buckets, carry bags etc.


v. PP – Polypropylene


It is widely used for making water pipes, battery cases, etc.


vi. PS – Polystyrene


It is used for making kitchen utensils, measuring cups etc.


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