Processes

The most basic component that is used to produce thermoplastics is the monomer building blocks.  For example, propylene monomer is used to produce polypropylene, ethylene to produce polyethylene, vinylchloride to produce polyvinylchloride, etc ... (see plastic types).

Today the raw material used to produce thermoplastics is mostly derived from fossil feedstock.  Biobased feedstocks are also making their inroads.
 

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