Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.
Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if produced by, molding or modeling; -- said of sculpture and the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the graphic arts.
A substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of plastic are used to produce articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905]
A core material in Japanese toy making. See the article Plastics! for more info.
Usually refers to boats made of polyethylene (linear, cross linked or high density).
Research continues on the composition of doll flesh; however it is known that most, if not all, of the dolls of Doll Games are made entirely of plastic: a synthetic material well known for its role in the mass production of the first B*****. Plastic can be soft and fleshy, as in the rubbery vinyl limbs of a Skipper or Fluff, or hard and shell-like, as in their torsos. Although it does not decay like organic matter, it can become discolored, break, or tear; plastic joints may wear down, leading to the loss of a limb, and plastic hair, unless molded to the head, may fray and fall out.
solid but deformable under pressure: like butter.
A synthetic resin which (a) generally has a high molecular weight;(b) is made up of at least two atoms;(c) is sold in its unprocessed and processed states but in between, while it is being processed into finished items, is softened enough through the combined application heat, pressure, and mechanical working to be formed into various shapes.
force is required to initiate the flow; a plastic dough will retain its shape unless force is applied; however, with force, it may be molded into shapes
( Ped .). Capable of undergoing deformation without rupture. ( SSSA)
Literally, a material that can flow. Used to describe polymers that can be shaped, molded, or milled.
1) Any material that is capable of being molded or of receiving form is said to be a plastic material. When aluminum is extruded through a die it is in a plastic state. 2) A polymer material.
A material made from both natural and synthetic products that at some point in its manufacture has the ability to flow under heat and pressure.
High polymeric substances, including both natural & synthetic materials.
A generic term for a wide range of synthetic materials which consist of a long chains of polymers that are moldable and soften when heated. Many plastics used in the sign industry are of the thermoplastic variety, which means they can melt and solidify repeatedly.
Common name for the material of which artificial holds are made.
Any of a variety of thermoplastic and thermoset material used in sewer construction (e.g., high-density polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, fiberglass reinforced plastics, polyester felt reinforced pipe, epoxy and polyester mortars, etc).
A multi-purpose material, typically made from petroleum. Alternative sources for plastic include corn, hemp, and seaweed.
Molding or shaping matter; formative. That can be molded or shaped. Made of a plastic -- Any of various nonmetallic compounds, synthetically produced, which can be molded and hardened for commercial use.
Generic term for a mixture of polymer and ingredients such as fillers, hardeners, etc.
Man-made materials composed of large molecules called "polymers" containing primarily carbon and hydrogen with lesser amounts of oxygen and nitrogen.
generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
used of the imagination; "material...transformed by the plastic power of the imagination"--Coleridge
capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"
capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"
a material that can be shaped while soft and then hardened to a more rigid state
a polymeric material which can be molded into any shape
a polymer , which in turn is an organic macromolecule created by polymerization
a sub-class of the material type called polymers
a substance that will flow under heat and pressure and hence is capable of being molded into various shapes
Capable of deformation at constant stress once the yield point is exceeded. The ability of a material to undergo permanent deformation without returning to its original shape or failing.
A high molecular weight thermoplastic or thermosetting polymer that can be molded, cast, extruded or laminated into objects. A major advantage of plastics is that they can deform significantly without rupturing.
glass in the molten state, in which it is easily modeled and shaped.
A solid material the primary ingredient of which is an organic polymer of high molecular weight; it may also contain additives such as fillers, plasticizers, flame retardants and the like.
A polymeric material, either organic (e.g. epoxy) or silicone used for conformal coating, encapsulation, or over-coating.
any permanent change in shape or volume deformation that does not include failure by rupture; and that, once started, continues without increase in the deforming force.
1)A synthetic polymeric material made up from organic compounds. 2) a malleable consistency material capable of being pushed into different shapes.
Any material made of polymeric organic compounds and additives that can be shaped by flow.
Any solid material employing organic matter of a high molecular weight as a principal constituent, which can be shaped by heat and pressure during manufacturing or processing into a finished article.
A material made from hardened polymeric resins, natural or synthetic, usually used for pen caps and barrels. This definition takes in older resins like celluloid and casein, as well as newer ones such as acrylic, styrene, or ABS. Many pen makers and sellers prefer not to use this term, since it has acquired conntations of cheapness or inauthenticity, although the crafting of colorful, artistic, and exotic plastics for pens was a hallmark of the 1930s.
bends under stress.
concrete that is still plastic is still stampable, not yet hardened.
Capable of being molded into any form, which is retained.
Susceptible to being modeled or shaped. Glass is plastic when it is in a molten state.
Molded, cast, extruded, drawn or laminated polymer materials. Plastics can be organic, synthetic or processed.
Anyone of a large and varied group of materials which consists of or contains as an essential ingredient an organic substance of large molecular weight and which, while solid in the finished state, at some stage in its manufacture has been or can be formed (cast, calendered, extruded, molded, etc.) into various shapes by flow usually through the application singly or together of heat and pressure.
A polymeric material that can be formed by applying heat - same as thermoplastic.
(1) One of many high-polymeric substances, including both natural and synthetic products, but excluding the rubbers. At some stage in its manufacture, every plastic is capable of flowing, under heat and pressure if necessary, into the desired final shape. (2) Made of plastic; capable of flow under pressure or tensile stress. (Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., edited by Michael L. Berins, 1991).
a complex organic compound produced by polymerization.
a solid material in the primary ingredient of which is an organic polymer of high molecular wight.
A general term for a wide range of synthetic materials which consist of long chains of polymers that are moldable and soften when heated. See also Thermoplastic and Thermoset. See our Materials Section for more info on the types of plastics we carry.
A material which can be softened and moulded by heat and pressure.
Any of a wide range of natural or synthetic organic materials of high molecular weight that can be formed by pressure, heat, extrusion, and other methods into desired shapes. Plastics are usually made from resins, polymers, cellulose derivatives, caseins, and proteins. The principal type are thermosetting and thermoplastic.
In addition to the common understanding of this word, it is also an alternative to the word polymer. Plasticity also refers to the ability of any material to flow.
A generic term for any polymer material. Derived from the Greek word plasticos, which means to form or to make ductile.
High polymeric substances, including both natural and synthetic products that are capable of flowing under heat and pressure, called thermoplastics. Unlike rubber and other thermoset compounds, plastics can be remelted and reused.
Plastic is a Polymer. See Polymer.
Describes soil materials which are in a condition that allows them to undergo permanent deformation when force is applied without appreciable volume change or elastic rebound or without rupture.
(As an adjective) Capable of being molded or shaped readily into a form.
A generic term for a range of high-molecular-weight polymers that can be used to produce a variety of items.
A condition of freshly mixed concrete. mortar or cement -paste indicating that it is workable and readily re-moldable, is cohesive, and has an ample content of fines and cement but is not over wet.
A generic term referring to any number of polymeric resinous compounds, including, but not limited to, polyurethane, epoxy, ____.
A material that contains as an essential ingredient an organic substance of large molecular weight, is solid in its finished state, and, at some stage in its manufacture or its processing into finished articles, can be shaped by flow; made of plastic.
Any of numerous synthetic materials that consist of giant molecules called polymers, with extremely long chains of repeating units derived from short molecules. Plastics can be formed into products by moulding or otherwise shaping. The two major divisions of plastics are the thermosetting resins and thermoplastic resins. Raw materials for plastics include coal and cellulose, but by far the chief source is petroleum. Because of their easy manipulation, economical manufacture, low specific gravity, and resistance to corrosion, plastics have replaced metal, wood, glass, and other materials in many applications. An immense array of plastic industrial and consumer goods is available. For more information, click here.
A synthetic material made from organic compounds. Also can be defined as malleable (i.e. the ability to be molded into different shapes).
1) high polymeric substances, including both natural and synthetic products, but excluding the rubbers that are capable in their manufacture of flowing under heat and pressure. 2) a material that contains an organic substance of large molecular weight, solid in finished state.
A non-fibrous, synthetic material in sheet or moulded form capable of being printed.
Includes polythene, polystryrene and polypropylene. Common packaging uses for plastic include shrink wrap, pallet wrap, containers, industrial drums, bottles, caps, packaging components, laminates. Plastic is often part of composite packaging. Please Note: Packaging with a recycled content still carries an obligation, and should be treated exactly the same as virgin materials.
Readily capable of change. 162
Material, usually polymers developed from the by-products of oil refining and coal distillation, which, though stable in normal use, changes its shape when pressure or heat (or both) is applied. If the materials soften again when reheated, they are said to be thermoplastic. If, after fashioning, they resist further applications of heat, they are said to be thermoset.
more or less easily deformable, locally or as a whole, by force in any direction, to assume and retain any desired shape.
Capable of being formed into a shape or moulded.
Any high polymer, usually synthetic, material that during its manufacture or processing can be extruded, molded, cast, drawn, or laminated into objects of all sizes and shapes by application of heat or pressure, by chemical condensation, or by casting during polymerization of monomers, and that can retain the new shape under conditions of use.
A moist or wet soil that can be moulded without rupture.
a material made from petroleum capable of being molded, extruded, or cast into various shapes. There are many different kinds of plastic made from different combinations of compounds.
1. Any of the various non-metallic compounds, synthetically produced, often from organic compounds by polymerization, and which can be molded into various forms and then hardened or formed into pliable sheets for commercial use. 2. In a flexible or changing state. 3. Capable of being molded or shaped.
A material that contains, as an essential ingredient, one or more organic polymeric substances of large molecular weight, is solid in its finished state, and, at some stage in its manufacture of processing into finished articles, can be shaped by flow.
nbspOne of many high-polymeric substances, including both natural and synthetic products, but excluding the rubbers. Plastic is capable of flowing and pressure or tensile stress, if necessary, into the desired final shape.
1. Pliable; capable of being shaped. Pertaining to the process of shaping or modeling (i.e., the plastic arts). 2. Synthetic polymer substances, such as acrylic.
Plastic covers a range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymerization products. They are composed of organic condensation or addition polymers and may contain other substances to improve performance or economics. There are few natural polymers generally considered to be "plastics".