Talk:Engineering plastic

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--Lebkuchenteile 18:39, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I think there is often some confusion over the definition of 'engineering' plastics and 'commodity' plastics. I have rewritten the page to reflect this whilst hopefully respecting the original text.

Removed High Density Polyethylene plastic HDPE from list[edit]

(HDPE) - is not an engineering thermoplastic.[1]

YSchary (talk) 13:59, 13 June 2012 (UTC)


  1. ^ IAPD Education Committee. "Amorphous and Semi-Crystalline Engineering Thermoplastics, Module 4". Basic Plastics Education tutorials. International Association of Plastics Distributors. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 

Sorting by properties, quantitative info[edit]

The article is rather disappointing. One would expect a specific discussion of the characteristics that make a plastic to be "engineering", with some numbers rather than vague words like "more" or "very". Also the list of plastics should be sorted according to their special properties (e.g. "High-strength plastics", "Heat-resistant plastics", etc. --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 02:36, 8 February 2013 (UTC)