What is thermoplastic? Thermoplastic is an extremely malleable plastic material which can be melted, and remelted again, without breaking down the chemical structure. Thus, it can be collected for recycling. Thermoplastic has infinite methods of use – it is often used for housings in TV receivers, video cameras, mobile phones and computer screens, to name a few.
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Amorphous plastics are rigid and disorganized molecular chains. General properties include transparency, rigidity and low dimensional stability. Furthermore, they have no melting point but instead soften when heated. Amorphous plastics are usually less prone to shrinkage and have less tendency to warp than semi-crystalline plastics.
Semi-crystalline plastics have a structured design. Parts of the structure are amorphous, which is why the material is called semi-crystalline plastics. The semi-crystalline plastics do not soften in the same way but change from solid to liquid form at the melting point.
The semi-crystalline plastics have higher mechanical properties than amorphous plastics.