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Our intelligent use of heavy plastics has done wonders to improve and enhance the environment, the economy and our lifestyle. And with new research conducted on a daily basis, we should see plastics hold an even more important place in our lives in the near future.

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Things you might not know are made with plastics

Things You Might Not Know are

Made with Plastics

Things You Might Not Know are

Made with Plastics


Things you might not know are made with plastics

Automobile parts, grooming products, sports clothing, gymnastics floors, tennis racquets, golf

clubs, heavy plastics are making their way into so many products around you. Considered to be

lighter, more durable and effective, these thermoplastic composites are not only easy to use,

but more economical as well. You’re probably aware of the impact plastics are making in your

life, but you’d be surprised to learn about some of the products that rely on plastics.


Things you might not know are made with plastics

Exercise Flooring

Seen those cool exercise floors that offer a bit of bounce to help gymnasts soften the impact of

their landings? They’re made using glass-reinforced high density plastics called fiberglass and

are then topped with a layer of plastic foam and carpeted using plastic fibers.

Sports Clothing

Irrespective of what sports you’re into, you’re probably wearing sports made using high density

plastic such as acrylic, polyester, spandex and nylon. And that’s not even counting all that safety

equipment like shin guards, helmets and visors.


Things you might not know are made with plastics

Goggles

But goggles are made out of glass, you might argue. Probably not! Whether you’re swimming,

riding or skiing, wearing breakable glass lenses so close to your eyes isn’t the smartest thing to

do, is it? Most sports safety goggles are made using shatter-resistant heavy plastics such as

polycarbonate. You can even get prescription lenses made out of these shatterproof plastics as

well.


Things you might not know are made with plastics

Sports Equipment

The heavy wood surfboards of yesterday have been quickly replaced with plastics that combine

plastic foam and thermoplastic composites to offer enhanced wave riding action and increased

buoyancy. Your tennis racquet is typically made using high density plastics as well. Most modern

day racquets combine plastics and carbon fiber. This makes them stronger and stiffer yet lighter

than previous models.

Shoes

Not the first thing that would come to your mind. Probably not the last one either. This

unexpected item relies on durable plastic soles to keep you comfy while running, jumping or

kicking. In fact, Nike uses recycled polyester plastic to make its Flyknit sneakers, using up 182

million plastic bottles from landfills.


Things you might not know are made with plastics

Bikes

Gone are those days when bikes were actually so simple that you could probably make them in

your backyard modern day bikes use carbon fiber reinforced plastics to combine strength,

reliability and durability while keeping the weight of the bike in check. These high density

polymers have made their way to the seat posts, handlebars, frames, cranks and rims.


Things you might not know are made with plastics

Pole Vault

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you look at that pole vault? A piece of

wood? Bamboo perhaps? Not today! The 1950s saw a switch to glass fiber and plastics, and the

world has been grateful ever since. Modern day pole vaults are lighter, more flexible and

stronger than ever, helping athletes reach gravity-defying height.

Our intelligent use of heavy plastics has done wonders to improve and enhance the

environment, the economy and our lifestyle. And with new research conducted on a daily basis,

we should see plastics hold an even more important place in our lives in the near future.


Things you might not know are made with plastics

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