History


Celluloid, which is considered the first thermoplastic, made its appearance in the mid-1800s and reigned in the industry for approximately 100 years.

During its peak production, it was used as a substitute for ivory. Today, it is used to make guitar picks.

Since that time, different thermoplastic types made their entry (see: types of plastics).

 

Did you know ?
  • The typical life span of plastic applications in building and construction is 30 to 50 years, with many plastics pipes installed over 50 years ago still functioning well.
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