Plastics have offered us some phenomenal advantages in multiple areas such as automobile, construction, medical, electronics, and our homes. They have contributed to the large scale manufacture of products and reducing manufacturing costs.
Plastics have made our lives more convenient and joyful.
This is especially true when it comes to our kitchens. From juicers to containers, measuring cups and refrigerators, manufacturers continue to make use of plastic because of the numerous benefits they offer. This article aims to provide a brief look at how plastics bring convenience into our kitchens.
Refrigerators are Built Using Plastics
Almost 40% of your refrigerator is built using various types of plastics such as polycarbonate, ABS, polyurethane foam, and polystyrene. Each type of plastic has properties such as flexibility, durability, insulation, and robustness.
Manufacturers use ABS and polypropylene to create the interior parts of your refrigerator. Polycarbonate is used to make the exterior body panels, doors, and handles. When it comes to insulation, polyurethane is mainly used in the form of foam. What makes these plastics amazing is that they can be recycled. For instance, insulation foams can be used as fuel and the interior parts can be recycled to manufacture car parts.
Plastics Help Carry our Lunches and Store Food
Plastic lunch boxes are widely preferred by everyone and have found their way in schools and offices. These plastic boxes are tough because they are made from polyethylene or ABS plastic that is known to be extremely durable. They are dishwasher-proof and can be used in a microwave.
In recent years, plastic containers have been preferred over glass containers. The reason being, glass containers can shatter on impact and are slippery. This can be a health and safety hazard. Plastic containers, on the other hand, are lighter and don’t shatter. What’s more, they can preserve the freshness of the food and absorb odor if the food has strong flavors.
Plastics Might Soon Replace Traditional Ovens
A team of designers from Brazil has achieved a great feat by creating a traditional oven from plastic. The oven was made using a polymer known as Vectra that is resistant to higher temperatures. This innovative oven takes up less space due to its thinner walls and requires half the energy than steel to reach temperatures up to 200°.
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