Polymers are converted into plastic products through numerous methods. There are seven main processing methods for producing plastic products
The family of materials which form plastics has a wide variety of different properties. Some resist high pressure and extremes of temperature, some resist air and moisture. There are different forms of the same plastics type which can be stiff or flexible and so suitable for particular applications. Plastics' properties can also be tailored by the use of additives.
The links below provide descriptions on the different types of forming.
For more information visit the Plastics Processing pages on the British Plastics Federation website