Commodity plastics

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Market share of the five most commodity plastics.

Commodity plastics are plastics that are used in high volume and wide range of applications, such as film for packaging, photographic and magnetic tape, clothing, beverage and trash containers and a variety of household products where mechanical properties and service environments are not critical. Such plastics exhibit relatively low mechanical properties and are of low cost. The range of products includes Plates, Cups, Carrying Trays, Medical Trays, Containers, Seeding Trays, Printed Material and other disposable items.[1]

Examples of commodity plastics are polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, poly(methyl methacrylate) and more.[2]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Kaiser, Wolfgang. Kunststoffchemie für Ingenieure: Von der Synthese bis zur Anwendung. Carl Hanser. p. 439. ISBN 9783446430471.
  2. ^ "Plastics the Facts 2014/2015 at". Retrieved 18 June 2015.