Plastic is the general term for a wide range of synthetic or semi synthetic polymerization products. They are composed of organic condensation or addition polymers and may contain other substances to improve performance.
There are few natural polymers generally considered to be "plastics". They can be formed into objects or films or fibers. Their name is derived from the fact that many are malleable, having the property of plasticity.
They can be classified in many ways, but most commonly by their polymer backbone (polyvinyl chloride – polyethylene – polymethyl methacrylate and other acrylics – silicones – polyurethanes – etc).
Other classifications include thermoplastic – thermoset – elastomer – engineering plastic – addition or condensation or polyaddition.
So plastics are polymers (long chain of atoms bonded to one another).
Common thermoplastics range from 20,000 to 500,000 in molecular weight, while thermosets are assumed to have infinite molecular weight.
The vast majority of plastics are composed of polymers of carbon and hydrogen alone or with oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine or sulfur in the backbone.
Certain companies in Cyprus manufacture plastic & plastic products, and "Lordos United Plastics Ltd" is the first – established in 1959.
The company's product range includes PVC Pipes, Conduits & Fittings, Polyethylene Pipes, PP Fittings, Bottles & Containers, Crates, Polyethylene Bags, Agriculture Film, Household Articles and Garden Furniture.
Plastic companies in Cyprus:-
- CHRISTODOULOU M.G. LTD
- CHRISTOFOROU BROS PLASTICS LTD
- ELYSEE IRRIGATION LTD
- LORDOS UNITED PLASTICS
- PAPADOPOULOS A. & SONS LTD
- PIP IOANNIDES P. PLASTIC LTD
- TECHNOPLASTICS LTD
- YIANNOPLAST LTD