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Polythene

Used to make bottles and for shrink-wrapping [shrink-wrap: A plastic film that shrinks when heated, to wrap tightly around objects. Shrink-wrap is often used to package foods. ] products.

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Cellophane

Used for wrapping round products

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Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam)

Available in blocks and used for product-modelling [product-modelling: Creating a product-design model. This is a three-dimensional model that won't work, but does show the form and finish of the end-product. As well as plastics, product-design models can be made from wood or foam blocks. ]

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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

Used to make square or round shaped tubes and is good for making structures. Corrugated polypropylene is available in a range of shapes and colours

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Corrugated polypropylene

Used for making large constructions

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Polystyrene sheet (or styrene sheet)

Used for vacuum-forming

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High-density PVC foam

Machining of 2D and 3D shapes