SYNTHETIC FIBRES AND PLASTICS. Ms. ANUPAMA SINGH. CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS. PLASTIC IS NON-REACTIVE. Unlike metals plastics do not react with water and air hence do not corrode easily. .
Hence used for storing various kinds of materials like chemicals, fooditems and pickles.
Used in packing tablets, threads for stitching wounds, syringes, doctor’s gloves and surgical instruments.